J.C. Potts, age 92, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Potts was born April 12, 1921 in Scott County, Tenn. Following his military discharge in 1945, he moved to Oliver Springs, where he has continued to live. Mr. Potts was a member of Kelly Town Baptist Church.
Mr. Potts entered into the United States Army and served his country during World War II. He received the American Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, and several other medals, decorations, and citations.
Before his retirement in 1982, he was employed as a truck driver, at both the X-10 and Y-12 federal plants, for 26 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ed Potts and Mildred Griffith Potts; by his wife, Evelyn C. Potts; by a sister, Gladys Norris; and by a brother, Eugene D. Potts.
Mr. Potts is survived by a daughter, Patricia Davis of Oliver Springs; by grandchildren, Roger McGhee and wife Carla, of Loudon, Kimberly West and husband Craig, of Farragut, and Nikki Davis and husband Shawn, of Oliver Springs; by great-grandchildren, Christopher, Robert and Tyler McGhee, Amber Krull, Victoria West, Kyle West, Kaila Davis, and Kody Bell; and by five great-great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Ella Potts of Montgomery, Ala., by other extended family members, and a host of special friends.
The family received friends Saturday, April 12, between 6 and 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. Burial and graveside services were held Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Pastor Matt Reed officiating.
Sharp Funeral Home is serving the Potts family and a online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com.