Donald E. Potrafka

Augusta, GA – SGM, Donald Edward “The Candy Man” Potrafka, US ARMY, Retired, 96, husband of the late Violet Maire Glassford Potrafka, entered into rest on Monday, November 21, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors Saturday November 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM. with the Reverend Steve Patteson officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Potrafka was born in Traverse City, MI, to the late Edward and Majorie Berg Potrafka and had made the Augusta area his home after retiring from the military. He served his country in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Sergeant Major following thirty years of service. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, was a member of the Bill Evans Sunday School Class, helped with the homebound ministry and distributed CDs to those who could not attend church.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Rhonda Marie Self.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Robbin Don and Rebecca Potrafka; his daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Jack Hixon and Jan and Dan Partin; eleven grandchidlren and twelve great-grandchildren.

If desired the family suggests memorials be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Deans Bridge Road, Augusta, GA, 30906 or Starr Commenwealth 13725 26 Mile Road Albion, MI 49224.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00P.M., on Saturday at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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