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Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Robert H. Potts, 88, St. Marys, died Oct. 9, 2012, at his home.
He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Noble Township, Auglaize County, to Harry and Inez Springer Potts.
Surviving are a son, Burdette (Debbie) Potts, Algonquin, Ill.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Bonnie Bailey Potts, Cicero, Ill.
He graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 as an X-ray technician instructor. He was a licensed plumber and electrician and worked as a building engineer at Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, Ill., from 1959-1974.
He co-founded the Miami Erie Canal Society and belonged to the Buzzard Baiters Radio Control Airplane Club. He also was a member of the Lima Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Funeral rites are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. David Williams officiant. Burial with military honors will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at millerfuneralhomes.net.
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