Thomas Potts


Thomas C. Potts, 73, of Defiance, formerly of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Laurels of Defiance.

He was born on September 1, 1940, to Thomas Sr. and Betty (Logan) Potts in Wellsville, Ohio. On January 14, 1971, he married Carol (McCormick) Potts. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam and was a member of VFW Post 3360.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Kandace (Rafael) Potts-Salaz of Defiance; sons, Scott Crossen of Mesa, Ariz., Mike (Beth) Crossen of Elyria, Tom (Amy) Potts Jr. of Dallas, Texas, David (Becky) Potts of St. Cloud, Minn., Stevan Potts of Defiance; 13 grandchildren; brother, George Smith of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Terry and Jerry Potts; and a sister, Donna Pack.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Visitation is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be accorded by VFW Post 3360.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

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