Darryl
Potter, Darryl Noel, a 41 year resident of Hawthorne, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at home. Born in Redondo Beach, CA, Darryl was 43. Darryl was a long time union carpenter with 23 years of loyal employment with Martin Brothers. He was a diehard Raiders, Dodgers, Kings and Trojans fan. He loved going to car shows and spending time with his car club "The Nukl Heds" and working on his pride and joy, the 58 Chevy. He was very passionate about his love of music and promoting bands through Ignite Productions with long time friend Eddie Amago. Darryl was loved by many. His friends are countless; all who have shown an immense amount of respect for him. He was charismatic, loyal, and truly dedicated to his friends and family both in the US and UK. A one and only, there will never be another Darryl "Thumper" Potter. Although we are broken, we know he will carry us through this difficult time as he has carried us so many times before. Until we meet again Darryl you are forever branded in our hearts. He is survived by his loving Wife, Ivy Luque-Potter, Mother, Marina Potter, Daughter, Alyxis Potter, Son, D.J. Potter, Daughter, Natalie Potter, Sister, Julie Fennessey (Potter), Brother, Gary (Kimberly) Potter of Oregon, Step Son, Christian Ray, and Step Son, Curtis Ray, Niece, Nicole (Big Josh) Engle, Nephew, Joshua Fennessey, Nephew, Dilan Luque. Preceded in death by his Father, Frederick B. Potter. The Service will be held at Lawndale Christian Church on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. We love you Darryl- may you rest without pain & worry, watch over us from high above the clouds my friend. You’re forever in my soul, spirit & thoughts. We will remember & miss you always.

  2. We were friends with Darryl for many years. Darryl was a very kind and sweet soul who will be greatly missed. May you find strength in your memories.

  3. We just wanted to say how much we all Kathy,John and Sherri loved and respected Darryl and how he touched our lives in one way or another. There will never be another,so sweet always with a smile not matter what the situation. He will be missed greatly. THE PRATER FAMILY

  4. RIP THUMPER Darryl was a true FAMILY man. For years he able to maintain and nourish the South Bay punk scene. He always was there when someone need help. Gone but never forgotten his legacy and memory will live on.

  5. I met Darryl at coach’s about 9 years ago and just loved the guy. He was a firecracker, dedicated and loyal. I watched a Raider game at his home and loved to talk about the Kings with him whenever I seen him. Darryl brought me a cat named Friday that became like a member of the family, He said the poor cat was terrorizing his kids. It was big Al’s cat and I had promised Al just before he passed that I would take care of Friday for him if anything happend. When I seen Darryl at the rocket he told me big Al had passed and I was upset and told him about my promise to Al not knowing that Darryl had the cat. He told me “well your gonna get your chance to keep your promise because I have the cat and my kids are scared to death of it, He brought the cat over and gave me seven great years with Friday. Darryl and I shared a beer at Rich Dimlers grave site and he refered to me as a true heart, Well Darryl you my friend were a true heart and today you can have a cold one with Rich in person. You were a man’s man, A dedicated husband and Father a loyal friend and a flat out good dude. We listened to the eagles in your truck on the way to visit Rich at the cemetery that day and you made a comment on the song preety maids all in a row about the line “my but we learn so slow, that heros they come and they go, they leave us behind as if were s’possed to know why. I know you were thinking about Big Rich with that line and today that line makes me think of you. things to remember and places to go preety maids all in a row. Rock on Dude catch you on the other side. Dave

  6. My words can not express enough the sadness I feel for this loss. Not only for me but my daughter, his wife, children and family. I have very special memories of him that I will always cherish and never forget. He has alway held a very special place in my heart. God bless you sweet Darryl for you are in a much better place.

  7. Darryl, I have appreciated getting to know you through my wife, Sylvia, and her granddaughter, Alyxis. I also will remember some of the man-to-man talks that we had. Although I would have preferred that you could have stuck around this life a while longer, I count it an honor to be able to participate in your memorial service. Please don’t try to remodel heaven. Although you will have (and will take) eternity to get it done, I’m sure you will see that it is far beyond what you could have imagined on this earth.

  8. I’ve known Darryl ALL my life… And I’d have to say that it’s really tough dealing with his loss…Growing up and sharing the best memories with his daughter Alyxis on 118th street, I’ll never forget any of it.He treated me like one of his own… I never got the chance to say thank you to Darryl for making my birthday parties some of the best… I’m really going to miss him and I wish I would of got the chance to let him know how much he meant to me, but I know now that he knows because he’s listening from above. I miss and love you Darryl! *Deepest sympathy to the Potter family and friends.

  9. You are gone, but not forgotten. I remember when we were young children growing up in Manhattan Bch. and how you used to ride that Big Wheel tricycle down the street at blazing speeds and come to amazing burnout skidding stops. I think you were about 5 years old at the time. My condolences to your family and friends. Love, Monty Ruth

  10. Dear Nina, We offer our deepest sympathy in your time of sadness and wish you and your family strength and peace. Love from, Penny, Fran (Munushian) and Hannah (Lowe)

  11. Daddy, words cant explain how I’m feeling right now. I know I haven’t been the best daughter but I want you to know that I love you more than anything in this word, and miss you so much. Everyday is a struggle to wake up knowing that you’re gone, knowing that I’ll never see you again until we’re together in heaven. I think about you everyday; I sit and remember growing up when I was always your little girl. You never let anyone harm me and I always felt protected. I know now that you are in heaven protecting me, watching over me being my angel like always. One thing I want more in this word is to see you one more time and tell you I love you and give you the biggest hug in the word, cause theres no hug like a hug from you, Daddy. You’re forever in my heart and I can’t wait till we meet again. I love you so much and I miss you everyday. Love your little girl Alyxis P.S I hope you get the kisses I blow to you everyday *MUAHS* xxxxxoooooxxxx

  12. Remebering Darryl Potter won’t be hard for me as a long time friend and neighbor on 118th street. We were very close almost like brother and sister. I remember when we went to Hawthorne High together and Darryl would be absent for a couple of days or so and people would ask me ” Where is your brother today?” They truly thought we were related. I remember his dogs whom he loved so much: pepper, bozo, and especially psycho and others… Somedays we would lay out in the sun in my backyeard and try to get a tan because we were super white. I’ll always remember all his tattos he would come home with: the half gun, the backwards Domenatrics girl on his arm and soo much more. I could go on about my very best friend for years since I’ve known him forever. He will be missed so very much. I’ll NEVER forget you Darryl! And to his family, he was one of the best people I could of ever known.My prayers and thoughts are with you. With lots of Love and sorrow, Maya Melendez

  13. Darryl, My thoughts on paper can not express completely what is racing through my mind. I feel so lucky to have known you, yet cheated of the opportunity to have known you more. When you told me a year ago me that you were “glad I was back in the family,” it meant so much to me. I will use this untimely event to remind me how brief our time is on this earth, and to remind me to make every day count. Thank you for that. I promise to be available in any way for Ivy, Alyxis, DJ, Natalie, and my favorite twosome, Christian and Curtis. I will now root for the Raiders every game in your honor, except when playing my Broncos (you wouldn’t have it any other way!) I will see you again, and when we do we’ll catch up on things. Say hello to evryone… Your friend, John DeLeo

  14. You are definteley missed, and you and the memories I have of you, will always stay in my heart… And thank you for reuniting a lot of us cause your funeral brought out a lot of people out from the wood works…

  15. R.I.P. for you will always be one of the kindest souls to have ever been on this earth. Much Love, DiDi<3

  16. I miss you so much, your smile, your voice, your touch. What am I going to do without you. There is such a void everywhere I go, it will never be the same. I will hold you in my heart forever and never let go. I LOVE YOU DARRYL Your Wife

  17. For those that know me well, they know that I have always had a special place for Darryl in my heart. Every year since we were kids, I never missed one year calling him on Dec. 16th and wishing him “Happy Birthday”! He would always be there if I needed him and helped me many times. Darryl was always the protector to all that he cared for and when we were kids, he gave me my first brass knuckles for protection…smiles! He was always being funny, making people laugh…and when he called me, he would always say he was someone else with a funny name to make me laugh or called me “Talking Tina” (from the Twilight Zone) or “Melonhead” (for Melendez), especially, when he would say, “Hey, guess what happened today, and of course I would always say, “what?”, then I’d hear a click…he got me every time!!(Big Smiles!) I love you Darryl, you will be truly missed by us. I am blessed to have the time shared with you! You are our angel now. Tina Melendez (Santa Monica, CA)

  18. I would like to send condolenses to the family of Darryl Potter on behalf of the band Organized Noise. We were all shocked to hear of the passing of such a truely great man. I can remember him giving an impressive ulogy at the funeral of another mutual longtime freind, it was a great show of his leadership quality. Darryl was an asset to the community, and will be missed and remembered by all who knew him. I was amongst the last to know about his passing, as I was in Crescent City. I am glad I had at least a chance to sign this guest book. I will make a trip to his grave site to say good bye soon. God Bless Darryl Noel Potter R.I.P.

  19. RIP Darryl. I didnt hangout with Darryl as much as I did with Steve, Greg, Tommy, and even Snoppy, but Darryl had such an impact on everyone. I remember crashing his wedding to Kris.( I think Kim or Katherine told me to go with them)i felt sooo bad. Darryl said, its cool Jackie. What an awesome person. Kathy, i think about you and your family everyday. May God Bless You All.

  20. So sad to hear the news. We have so many fond memories. All our love to the Family. Ann, Iain, Fiona, Helen and Annette Christie. XXX

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