Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Barry Potlock

  • AGE

    91

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Wednesday, December 21, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Thursday, December 22, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    2:00 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85074262561?pwd=WU1qc1JGVjBBKytkdWFOUjVPRWowdz09

    Meeting ID: 850 7426 2561

    Passcode: 822611

  • DONATIONS

    • Anti-Defamation League

      3490 Piedmont Road, Suite 610, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

    • The Temple

      1589 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

      Cantor Deborah Hartman Musician in Residence Fund

  • OBITUARY

    Bernard “Barry” Potlock

    Barry Potlock passed away on December 21, 2022. Born in Baltimore, Md. On Dec. 6, 1931, he was 91 and still funny until the very end. Barry was pre-deceased by his mother Rose, father Morris, and sister Harriet. He is survived by his wife Elaine, his “one and only,” who was the love of his life for more than 70 years.

    Barry was extremely proud of his service in the United States Navy in the early 1950s, when he participated in post-war peacekeeping operations in the European Mediterranean. He and Elaine were married in April, 1952 and after their two children were born, the young family moved to Miami, Fla., where he began his career in the insurance industry, becoming a well-respected safety engineer. In Florida, he enjoyed leadership roles in the B’nai Brith organization, having served as both the president of the Gilbert Balkin Lodge in Miami and as the president of the Florida Association of B’nai Brith Lodges. After moving to Atlanta in 1977, Barry began his own successful business, Southern Consultant Services, which served clients throughout the Southeast for nearly 30 years.

    Barry enjoyed art and music and liked to tell the story about how he got in a bit of trouble at the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied piano as a teenager, when he and some friends cheerfully launched into playing “Boogie Woogie” when they thought the teacher was out of the room.

    After retirement in 1997, Barry and Elaine enjoyed traveling, especially taking cruises. He also enjoyed volunteering with the Atlanta History Center for many years. Barry loved his family and was always available to offer sound advice if asked.

    Barry is survived by his wife, Elaine; children Jay Potlock (Mary Kay) and Fran Putney (Taylor); grandchildren Carolyn Potlock, Kevin Potlock, Maddie Putney and Jordan Putney; and great-grandson Payton Potlock-Pizano.

    Donations may be made to the Anti-Defamation League or The Temple’s Cantor Deborah Hartman Musician in Residence Fund. A graveside service took place on Thursday, Dec. 22 at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Dressler’s.

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  • BRENDETTA FORD

    My time knowing Barry was short, but memorable. he will be greatly missed around the halls of Belmont Village. May his soul rest in peace.


  • Rahmatullah Johnson

    I? met Barry Potluck at Belmont Village and I fell in love instantly. Every day I? came in to work I? was excited to be his pal and to work with him, he was a very special soul and will be missed.


  • Rahmatullah Johnson

    I? met Barry Potluck at Belmont Village and I fell in love instantly. Every day I? came in to work I? was excited to be his pal and to work with him, he was a very special soul and will be missed.


  • Kimberley Wells

    My thoughts and prayers to the Potlock family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Potlock at Belmont Village. I was saddened to hear of his passing. He will truly be missed.


  • Ann Willen

    Jay & family, I am so sorry to hear about you dad. I have many memories from the past with your entire family. Working at your company was the best job I ever had. It was like working with good friends everyday! My thoughts & prayers are with you all.


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