Mesquite ISD icon Ralph Poteet dead at 86

Ralph Poteet

Credit: Mesquite ISD

Dr. Ralph Poteet was superintendent of the Mesquite ISD for more than two decades.

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Posted on September 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

MESQUITE — The Mesquite ISD is mourning the loss of a man they call an "education icon."

Ralph Poteet was the superintendent from 1964 to 1986. During that time, the district built 30 new buildings, launched the first public school radio station in Texas and the second public school television station.

Poteet High School was named after him when he retired.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 East Highway 80, in Sunnyvale.

A memorial is set for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Poteet High High School auditorium, 3300 Poteet Drive.

Dr. Poteet was 86 years old.

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