Clifford Harold Pottle

LEWISTON – Clifford Harold Pottle went to The Lord, Our Savior on Monday Feb. 15, 2021.

Born in Gardiner on Sept. 29, 1928, Cliff was the son of Ralph A. and Georgia V. (Adams) Pottle.

He grew up on his family’s beloved farm on the Pond Road in West Gardiner and throughout his life lived in Randolph, Gardiner and Fairfield.

He was a graduate of Gardiner Area High School and a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as sergeant first class and went to work as a mechanic for Shep’s Garage in Randolph for over 35 years. After retiring from Shep’s and moving to Fairfield, Cliff continued his love for automobiles by going to work for Corvettes North in Waterville for 10 years.

Cliff was an exceptional football player for the Gardiner Area Tigers High School team and went on to play for the Millionaire’s Semi-Pro team in Augusta. He was a member of the Maine Jaycees, a JCI Senator and was distinguished with their Outstanding Young Man Award.

Cliff’s passions were the outdoors, football, the New England Patriots, his vegetable gardens, camping, and square dancing. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved dogs and in his later years adopted several from the Humane Society.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Beverly L. (Bulley) Pottle, his brother, Charles H. Pottle, his sister, Marjorie L. McCausland and his grandson, Jacob S. Brayall.

He is survived by his second wife, Edna M. (Flewelling) Bither-Pottle, his sister, Marilyn J. Dunn, daughters, Jaynie M. Pottle, Lauri J. Layne and her husband Robert T., Susan E. St. Amand and her husband Joseph, grandson Raymond Morang IV, step daughters, Sheryl Vashon and her husband Norman and Kimberly Parker, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held to honor Clifford at a date to be determined.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, where memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Waterville Humane Society

100 Webb Road

Waterville, ME 04901

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