Mr. Larry Thomas Pottroff, 62, a retired Bartlesville Police Officer, died at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.
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Funeral services for Mr. Pottroff will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nathaniel Jones officiating. Full honors will be accorded by the Bartlesville Police Department Honor Guard and funeral services and cremation are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
A memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Washington County SPCA, 16620 U.S. Highway 123, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74003.
Mr. Pottroff was born in Riverside, California on December 19, 1947 the son of Howard and Miola (Fiecotti) Pottroff. He grew up in Riverside, California and graduated from high school there before attending UCLA. He was employed with Ace High, the family appliance business and became a police officer with the Colton, California police department. He later moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma where he was a police officer until moving to Bartlesville.
He began his employment with the Bartlesville Police Department in 1983 and was recognized as the "Officer of the Year" in 1986. He retired from the Bartlesville Police Department as an Investigator in 2004.
He then began his employment with the Million Dollar Elm Casino in Pawhuska as night shift security and later became security manager. He transferred to the Bartlesville Million Dollar Elm Casino as Security Manager when it opened in 2007. He was honored as the recipient of the "Eagle Award" from the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casinos in 2009 and received his five year service award in 2010.
In past years he had been active as a baseball coach with the Bartlesville Area Amateur Baseball League, loved to play pool, and had been active in stock car racing.
Survivors include his children, Justin Pottroff of Independence, Kansas, Tessa Lewis of Dewey, Tonya of Houston, Texas, Erica DiSalvo of Bartlesville and April Pottroff of Las Vegas, Nevada, his brother Howard and sister Jean and several grandchildren.
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1600 Southeast Washington Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Sept. 16 to Oct. 16, 2010