Thomas C. Potts, 73

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

He was born Sept. 1, 1940, to Thomas Sr. and Betty (Logan) Potts in Wellsville. On Jan. 14, 1971, he married Carol (McCormick) Potts.

Thomas was a US 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., and 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 were held 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, where military graveside rites were accorded by VFW Post 3360.

Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

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