July 4, 1961 – August 27, 2018
Mark Lynn Potter, beloved husband and father, age 57, passed away on August 27, 2018 in Thailand while on a business trip. Mark was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on July 4, 1961 and was raised mostly in South Louisiana in Galliano.
He is survived by his wife Catherine Kliebert Potter and children, Kimberly Potter Martin (husband Myles) and Stephanie Potter Martin (husband Mason); his brothers, Delane Potter and Delynn Potter (Amy), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin Louis Potter (died 1984) and Yvonne Racine Potter Ammons (died 2017), his older brother Marvin Potter, Jr. and younger sister Kimberly Potter, both who died as children.
Mark went to Louisiana State University and Sam Houston State University where he graduated with honors in Climatology and Geography. Upon their marriage, Mark and Cathy moved from Louisiana to Conroe, Texas, where Cathy started to work for Shell Oil Company and Mark continued his studies. Although Mark continued his passion for weather and earth, soon after graduating Mark was employed at Dr. Stephen Tucker’s Dermatology practice. They developed new skin care products and ultimately formed two companies, Atlantis Laboratories Inc. and Stephen Marcus Inc. Mark eventually became the sole owner of Atlantis Laboratories building a research, development, and manufacturing facility. Through his creativity and passion, he became a celebrated, world renowned, award winning skin care chemist, who created products that are distributed across the globe. He has appeared in several major magazines for his approach to skin care and numerous top-selling products. In addition, Mark also had a passion for music and produced several songs, with the primary artist, Linda Gail Lewis (sister of Jerry Lee Lewis). Mark’s other interests included spending time with family and friends, listening to music, genealogy, art collecting, restoring antique cars, LSU sports, Acadian culture, and traveling (he has visited all 50 states and six continents).
The wake will be held at Forest Park Funeral Home, 18000 I-45S, The Woodlands, TX from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 9th and the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept 10th at St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands, TX.
Posted on Wed, September 5, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette