In Loving Memory of

William G. Pothier, Jr.


William G. Pothier, Jr., 97 of Gainesville, passed away June 8, 2018 at Palm Gardens of Gainesville. Bill was born in Haverhill, MA and moved to Gainesville 65 years ago from Punta Gorda.  He retired from Sperry Rand Corp. and was a World War II Veteran.

He is survived by his children William Pothier, III, Donna Hope and Yvette Berman, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32609.

Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528. Please sign the guestbook at



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  1. Jim Brogdon at · Reply

    It was with sadness I learned today of Big Bill’s passing. I have known him through my friend, and Big Bill’s son, Bill III, for about 59 years, starting in high school. He was a great guy and I have many fond memories spent at his home. More recently his son and I spent about 2 hours with him while he reminisced over his time spent in the navy in WWII. I was really looking forward to helping him celebrate his 100th birthday coming up in the near future. He never looked or acted his age, and he will be missed by us all, and I’m sure, by the staff of his favorite restaurant, Cedar River. Every Wednesday it was catfish lunch for him. Take care old buddy!!

  2. Jerry Flunker at · Reply

    Bill, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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