Robert Alvis Poteat

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Funeral services for Robert Alvis Poteat, 66, of New Llano will be held at
10 a.m. on April 5 at East Leesville Baptist Church with Rev. Les Comeaux and Rev. Chris Welch officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on April 4 at New Llano First Baptist Church.
On March, 30, 2012, God called Brother Robert Alvis Poteat home. Robert was born to the late Robert and Maggie Bell Watts Poteat on June 30, 1945, in
Durham, N.C. He attended Central High School in Hillsborough, N.C. He joined the U.S. Army on Dec. 1, 1970 and later left his home of North Carolina. While in San Antonio, Texas, he met the love of his life, Linda Anderson. They were married on May
4, 1974 in El Paso, Texas. The Army opened many opportunities to allow him to travel the world. Staff Sgt. Poteat retired from the Army in 1992. He then went on to work for Angola State Penitentiary and later transferred to Phelps Correctional
Center, where he retired as Master Sgt. Poteat in 2011. He was an active member at New Llano Baptist Church for 27 years, where he served as a Deacon. God called him to the ministry, and on April 26, 2009 he was ordained by Brother Les Comeaux. His
hobbies included traveling, watching his grandkids play sports, fishing, spending time with this family and reading his Bible.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 37 years, Linda Anderson Poteat; son, Darryl Poteat and
daughters, Sherry Poteat, Belinda (Antonio) Poteat, Cindy Poteat, all of Hillsborough, N.C., and Donita Poteat and Lesley Poteat (Andre) of New Llano; brother, Spencer L. (Wilma) Poteat; sister, Lela Poteat (Fred) Dantzler; nine grandchildren,
Frederick (Char-Norie), Dominic (Lauren), Tamika, Erica, Rahkeem, Danika, Destiny, Keyana, and DeAndre; two great-grandchildren, DeAndre and Lailah; three aunts, Nora F. Poteat, Sarah Battle and Vera Watts; three nieces; four nephews, and a host of
many other friends and family.
Robert had an extended family of close friends. His “adopted” daughter, Pamela Smith; sisters, Sandra Babineaux, Charlotte Cooper, Beverly Adanandus, Sunday Jackson and Pat Guest; and brothers, Charles
Babineaux, Leo Dansby, Robert Brooks, Dream Caston, James Crane, Hillary Guest and William Wilks.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Poteat family at