Larry Dean Poteat, 61 years of age, passed away Friday July 12, 2019 at his residence following a period of failing health. Born in Salisbury, North Carolina on August 18, 1957, he was the son of Laurance and Shirley (Bailey) Poteat, Jr. He grew up in North Carolina, and had been a Freedom Township resident the past 18 years. A truck driver most of his life, Larry had proudly served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed NASCAR and spending time with his friends. Survivors include his loving companion Brooke Davis at their home, and his children Mark and Shirley. Per his request cremation has been held. No calling hours or services. Final resting place will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.