Obituary

Robert E. "Pottsie" Potts Sr. (1938 - 2013)

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TIFFIN - Robert E. "Pottsie" Potts Sr., 74, Tiffin, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on May 22.
Bob was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Fostoria, to Earl and Evelyn (Rohm) Potts. He married Barbara J. Fox on March 5, 1960, and she preceded him in death on July 27, 2012.
He worked for the former France Stone Quarry and retired from Bellevue Manufacturing after 30 years of service. He also helped farm for various family and friends. He was an avid sports fan.
Surviving Bob are his children, Tim (Kitty) Potts, of Clyde, Robert Potts Jr., of Marian, Linda Culbertson, of Tiffin, Barbara Cassidy, of Clyde, Melody Geiger, of Clyde, and June (Ron Linkey) Potts, of Bellevue; grandchildren, Teresa (Steve) Block, Joe (Vanessa) Potts, Vanessa Ralph, Wayne Culbertson, Chad Cassidy, Brandon Cassidy, Jacob Jones, Mark (Erica Zulauf) Geiger Jr., Anthony (Terese Cline) Geiger, Tucker Linkey, and C.J. Linkey; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Charles (Marie) Potts, of Bellevue, Evelyn (Jim) Andrews, of Bellevue, Ruth (Ted) Warner, of Bellevue, Dean Potts, of Bellevue, Janice Parks, of Bellevue, Dorothy Sweat, of Charleston, S.C., Sue Graffice, of Bellevue, and Shirley Mowery, of Crawfordville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara; grandchild, Travis Linkey; son-in-law, Mark Geiger Sr.; and siblings, Emery Potts, Mildred Niver, Ione Tidd, Jeanette Stout, Velma Scherley and Nora Auble.
There will be visitation for family and friends on Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m. at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 6, at the funeral home with Pastor Anthony Geiger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow the services on Thursday, at Green Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814; or to the American Autism Association, 192 Lexington Ave., Suite 245, New York, NY 10016.
On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.
Funeral Home
Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory - Tiffin
135 North Washington Street  Tiffin, OH 44883
(419) 447-1221
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Published in The Bellevue Gazette on June 4, 2013
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