Robert L. Potts

January 22, 1929 - January 3, 2018

Robert L. Potts, 88,
of Chandlerville, passed
away on Wednesday, Jan.
3, at Passavant Hospital in
Jacksonville, at 8:54 p.m.
He was born Jan. 22,
1929, in Lewistown to
Bert and Myrtle (Blodgett)
Potts. He married Gloria
Marr on Sept. 14, 1954, in
Bath. She preceded him in
death on Aug. 17, 2017.
Mr. Potts is survived by
four children: Mike (Julie)
Potts of Petersburg; Rhonda
(Ron) Smith of Stonington;
Eric (Debbie) Potts
of Chandlerville; Bruce
(Penny) Potts of Bath; seven
grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren. Also
surviving is one sister,
Doris Kolves of Bath and
a step-brother, Jack Lynch
of Maquon, IL.
He was preceded in
death by his wife, granddaughter,
McKenzie Wieters
Force and grandson,
Nathan Potts.
Mr. Potts graduated
from Balyki High School
in 1947. He served in the
U.S. Navy during the Korean
War and was later
an active member of the
Chandlerville American
Legion Post #694. He
loved going for coffee and
to eat at Hollywood’s Café
with his friends. He retired
from Illinois Power Co.
after 43 years of employment.
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 11
a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions
may be made to American
Legion Post #694, American
Legion Auxiliary or St.
Jude’s Children’s Research
Hospital. Online memorial
messages may be left for
the family at www.hurleyfh.
com. Lintner-Hurley
Funeral Home in Chandlerville
was in charge of
arrangements.