Potts, James “Jim”

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.

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  1. Marjie,

    You may not remember me, but I wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Jim. I have very fond memories of both you and Jim from the short trip we took to visit with you in Kissimmee. I am Lynette’s daughter and came to see you when my mom was dating Curt. I fell in love with your horse, CJ. You and Jim were both so wonderful to me, and you gave me lifelong memories that I cherish to this day. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time and always.

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