Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 29, 2002
OBITUARY - BOBBY RAY POTTORFF, JR.
Bobby Ray POTTORFF, Jr. was born November 8, 1983, at the Ringgold Co. Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He is the youngest
son of Bobby Ray POTTORFF, Sr., and Mary Ann (WOOD) POTTORFF. Bobby, nicknamed "Sugarbear" by his siblings, was a
remarkable, outstanding, special son and brother. He was family oriented and loved all children especially his nieces
and nephews. Bobby had the ability to connect positively with all he met and he stuck up for the underdogs of the
community. He was outgoing and had many friends, girls and boys, and best friend Aaron ROBERTS. Bobby's home was
constantly filled with friends. He liked hockey, baseball, and basketball. He had made friends at the Lighthouse
Christian Center and had participated in a round of paintball recently. Bobby was an artist and his many drawings will
be treasured by his family and friends. Bobby spent time in the outdoors and looked forward to the hunting season when
his priority was spending time with Dad.
Bobby attended South Central Academy and graduated from Mount Ayr Community
High School with the class of 2002. He bonded with his school friends and with Darrell DODGE. Bobby had just recently
moved to Coalville, Iowa to begin his future plans, and on August 24, 2002, he departed this life for eternal life in
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glenn and Leona POTTORFF of Mount Ayr as well as aunts and uncles.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Bob and Mary Ann of Mount Ayr; grandparents, Donald and Pauline WOOD
of Tingley, IA. and Jean POTTORFF of Lamoni, IA; eight brothers & sisters, Mike O'MALIA of Mineral Point, Wisconsin,
Kevin O'MALIA and wife Kim of Diagonal, Iowa, Shawn O'MALIA & wife Nichole of Montgomery, Alabama, Randy POTTORFF and
wife Angie of Des Moines, Iowa, Pam McCORD & husband Archie of Grant City, Missouri, Tilena MEEK & husband, Kevin of
Grant City, Missouri, Rhonda ALMQUIST & husband Mike of Essex, Iowa, and LeAnne WALSH & husband Pat of Cherokee, Iowa;
19 nieces and nephews; 2 great nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Interment at Marshalltown Cemetery
near Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009
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