Thomas Edward Poteat, 70, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

He was born on January 13, 1950, in Charlotte, N.C., to the late Harry and Clara McKnight Poteat. Mr. Poteat was owner and operator of Piedmont Nursery for the past 35 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville. Tom dedicated countless hours over the years to youth sports, investing in children by coaching and refereeing multiple sports at various levels. Over the years, Tom enjoyed golfing with friends and family and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Whittington Poteat; son, James Poteat and wife Kimberly; sister, Cynthia Team; brothers, Steve Poteat and Gary Poteat; and grandchildren, Samuel, Margaret, Charlotte, and Benjamin.

A service will be announced for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Poteat family. Condolences may be made to the family