Robert Lee Potts, age 88, of Skaggs Road, Morehead, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019, at St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead.
Born October 26, 1931, in Blairsville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Arthur and Adele Thomas Potts. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Robert's wife of 61 years, Hazel Barker Potts, whom he married February 14, 1953, passed away May 15, 2014.
Robert is survived by two sons, Roger Potts (Anita) of East Point, Michigan, and Michael Potts of Maysville; two grandsons, Robert Lee Potts, II (Kara) and Christopher Potts (Beth); and seven great grandchildren, Ian, Garrett, Lydia, Calvin, Jubilee, Oliver, and Josephine Potts.
Other survivors include one sister, Christine Tate of Blairsville, Georgia; one brother, Winston Potts of Jesup, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Robert retired from General Motors in Detroit, Michigan, and also worked for Detroit Transmissions for several years. He served in U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attended Morehead United Methodist Church and enjoyed going out to eat, especially at Greene’s Restaurant in Salt Lick.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Aaron Mansfield officiating. Burial will follow in New Sill Cemetery with full military honors presented by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126. Legion members will also serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
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