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Charles F. Potts, 80, of Veedersburg, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at Williamsport Nursing and Rehab.
Charles was born July 11, 1936, in Huntsville, Ala., the son of Oscar F. Potts and Emily Olene (Jones) Potts.
He married Janet Blankenbeckler on July 13,1957 in Hammond, Ind.
Surviving family includes three sons, Charles K. Potts, Mitchell Ind., Larry (Melinda) Potts, Williamsport, and Michael (Pamela) Potts, Williamsport; a brother, Douglas (Mary) Potts, Meridianville, Ala.; two sisters, Faye (Roxy) Wiley, Athens, Ala. and Jean Houck, Madison, Ala.; six grandchildren, Ashley Potts, Stephanie (Eric) Houmes, Tyler (Caroline) Heyn, Evan Potts, Ethan Potts and Elizabeth Potts; and two great-grandchildren, Brodie Houmes and Evelyn Heyn,. Charles is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet; grandson, Tyler Potts; infant brother, Jimmy Wayne Potts; and half-siblings Reba Tipton, Ophelia Harris, and James Tipton.
Charles spent the majority of his working career at Olin/Flexel in Covington, Ind. in the coating department first as an operator and then in a supervisor position before his retirement. Once retired he drove around the country transporting vehicles for Warrick Ford, in Covington, a job he enjoyed and gave him something to do. He did that until his health started failing.
Charles was an avid sports fan and loved to talk to whomever would listen to his thoughts about, Los Angeles Dodger Baseball, IU Basketball, Alabama Football (Roll Tide) or whatever sport one of his grandchildren was participating in. He loved to go to his grandchildren's sports events. He also coached Babe Ruth League baseball in Veedersburg and Twilight League Baseball in Danville. He also enjoyed working out in his garage in his woodworking shop making things.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Dickerson Funeral Home, in Veedersburg, with Pastor Steve Pearce officiating. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. Burial will follow service at West Lebanon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Tyler Potts Memorial Scholarship Fund at Warren County Community Foundation. Online condolences at Dickerson Funeral Home: www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 6, 2017
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