Raymond Potts
1925 - 2021
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Potts, Raymond 10/19/1925 - 2/19/2021 Raymond Potts, age 95, of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Lord on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; brothers, Jacob, Robert, and Joseph Potts Jr. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Mary and Jim Ruissen, Ruth and John James, Elizabeth and Tim Libson, Susan Marie Potts; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Virginia Kok. Ray served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned his master's degree from Michigan State University and spent most of his career teaching, retiring from West Side Christian School. Ray was a man of integrity and his faith was evident in his life, serving as an elder in his church and a lifelong member of the Christian Reformed and United Reformed denominations. Ray was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Edison Christian Life Services for the love and care shown to Raymond during these difficult times and for being his substitute family during COVID. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Bethany United Reformed Church, 5401 Byron Center Ave. SW, with Rev. Eric Van Der Molen officiating. The funeral service will be recorded and can be viewed on the funeral home website later on Monday by clicking on the live streams and recordings tab. The burial will take place at Grandville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the public service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edison Christian Foundation. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.



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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
22
Visitation
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Bethany United Reformed Church
FEB
22
Funeral service
11:00 AM
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February 22, 2021
Lou and I send our thoughts and prayers to you in the passing of your Dad. We have many great memories of the Potts family during your "Bruce Ct." Days.
Lou and Linda Fisher
Neighbor
February 22, 2021
I have fond memories of Ray. He was my teacher at Westside Christian School, attended our church for many years, and a family friend. I always found his class interesting and he was kind and caring. Sending love to the family.
Dawn Block Kooistra
Student
February 21, 2021
Rest In Peace Mr. Potts. You were my home room teacher and you were always kind and generous with everybody
Kimberly Vander Berg Wulfsen
Student
February 21, 2021
Good bye Mr. Potts, you will be remembered with love, an thought of as a beloved teacher and mentor.
Elisabeth Glass Scheidel
Elisabeth Glass Scheidel
Student
February 21, 2021
I think Ray was my Sunday school teacher at Broadway CRC years ago. He was a wonderful teacher.
John Boone
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