Richard "Tyler" Poteat


March 12, 1990 ~ January 2, 2022

Born in: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Poteat, Richard “Tyler”, age 31, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00PM on Thursday, January 6, 2022 with the funeral service to immediately follow at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Matt Christian of Sebring, FL will officiate. Interment to follow at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 8235 Union Grove Road Lithonia, GA 30058.

Tyler is survived by his 2 children, Tristyn & Addie Poteat of Buford, GA, along with their mother, Kristy Peppers of Buford, GA; mother & step-father, Kelly & Cameron Pruitt of Lawrenceville, GA; father, Ric Poteat of Helen, GA; Grandparents George & Kathy Kirchner of Braselton, GA, Freeda Poteat Schinn of Sebring, FL; Siblings, Jessica & Dustin Still of Jefferson, GA, Connor Poteat of Buford, GA, Allen & Kim Poteat of Loganville, GA, Josh Pruitt of Dawsonville, GA, Amber Pruitt of Dawsonville, GA, Mack Pruitt of Lawrenceville, GA; Nieces & Nephews, Seth, Kinslee, Morgan, Jr., Jed & Emery; As well as multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is proceeded in death by Bill Poteat, Ernie Shinn, Adelaide Kirchner & Kaylan Still.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Visitation: January 6, 2022 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: January 6, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageI will always remember Tyler’s smile. I have a precious photo of Kelsey and Tyler that I took one day after they played tennis when they were just kiddos.

    I can just see my Dad, Papa putting his
    arm around Tyler’s shoulders and welcoming him to heaven. ❤️

  2. CandleImageA good friend, a good father, and my pool playing partner. Have memories of hanging out and spending time with the kids. He is too young and will be missed.

  3. CandleImageWe loved watching Tyler grow up with our boys! He always knew everything, or so he thought. One of my favorite memories is him telling my boys he had a playboy magazine at home. When he showed it to them it was a Victoria Secret catalog. Rest In Peace my sweet Tyler. Until we meet again.

  4. CandleImageWords can’t express how sorry I am in the loss of Tyler. May God wrap His comforting arms around all of his family in this difficult time. ????????✝️

  5. Tyler you will be so missed. My favorite memory with you was my first fall festive at Legacy and you helped me make popcorn and cotton candy for hours! We had a blast. Praying for your family.

  6. CandleImageDear God,

    We surrender to You out grief.

    We surrender to You our pain.

    Please take the soul and spirit of Tyler into the sweetest corner of Your holy mind, the most tender place in Your loving heart, that he and his precious family might be comforted.


  7. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. And know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. CandleImageIt always made me smile when Tyler would ring our doorbell and ask if my husband, Keith, could come out and play. He will be missed.

  9. CandleImageI had the honor to know Tyler from was he little . Our neighborhood was close and we had many kids that were coming and going. Always remember Tyler being is my house and always Hi Ms. Sue.
    Tyler, you will be in my heart . Until we meet again… you

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