Charles F. Potts, 80, of Veedersburg, passed away at 9:50 am Thursday January 5, 2017 at Williamsport Nursing and Rehab.
Charles was born July 11,1936 in Huntsville, Alabama, the son of Oscar F. Potts and Emily Olene (Jones) Potts. He married Janet Blankenbeckler on July 13,1957 in Hammond, Indiana.
Surviving family includes three sons, Charles K. Potts, Mitchell IN; Larry (Melinda) Potts, Williamsport; Michael (Pamela) Potts, Williamsport; a brother Douglas (Mary) Potts, Meridianville, AL; two sisters, Faye (Roxy) Wiley, Athens, AL; Jean Houck, Madison, AL; six grandchildren, Ashley Potts, Stephanie (Eric) Houmes, Tyler (Caroline) Heyn, Evan Potts, Ethan Potts, Elizabeth Potts; two great grandchildren, Brodie Houmes , 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, half-siblings Reba Tipton, Ophelia Harris, James Tipton.
Charles spent the majority of his working career at Olin/Flexel in Covington, Indiana 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 is 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 IL. He also enjoyed working out in his garage in his woodworking shop making things.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Tuesday January 10, 2017 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Steve Pearce officiating. Visitation is 4:00-8:00 pm Monday January 9, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow service at West Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Tyler Potts Memorial Scholarship at Warren County Community Foundation. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com