James “Jim” Harold Potts, 85 of Elyria Twp., passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 at the Avon Hospital at Richard E. Jacobs Campus following a lengthy illness. He was born March 8, 1935 in The Plains (Athens), OH and lived in Amherst and Oberlin. After residing for a while in Kissimmee, FL, he returned to Ohio in 2007. A carpenter by trade, he enjoyed the great outdoors. In addition to fishing, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, and classic cars, he looked forward to spending time with family including his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Marjorie (nee Gest); children, Janette Wahl (Doug), James Berman (Renee), Nancy Kitson (Dan), and James Potts; grandchildren, Robert Kenska (Aimee), Melissa Moncrief, Thomas Berman (Nanci), Jamie Berman, James Potts, and Joe Westgate; 9 great grandchildren; and brothers, Jerry and Daniel Potts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Marie Potts; brothers, George and Larry (Kaylee) Potts; and his daughter, Sharon Ellis (Richard).
The family will hold a memorial celebration of his life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.