Edward T Potts, Sr.

Born in Dickson, TN on January 12, 1936

Departed on January 23, 2020 and resided in Ashland City, TN

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POTTS, EDWARD TURNER

Ashland City/Pegram - Age 84, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2020. He was born January 12, 1936 in Dickson, Tennessee. His parents were the late Hershel Mason Potts and Cecil Brown Potts of Dickson.

He is survived by his devoted wife Janice Fisher Potts of 62 years; his loving family Kerri (Tim) Balthrop, Eddie (Linda) Potts, granddaughters, Rachel (Josh) Stewart, Lindsey Balthrop; grandsons, Brad (Hannah) Potts, Mitchell (fiancé, Marissa) Potts; great-grandchild Drake Mason Potts; sister Juanita Elder; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, in Pegram and Ashland City. He was a Mason and member of West Nashville Masonic Lodge and served as a member of the Tennessee Air National Guard. He was also a member of Cheatham County Master Gardeners. Throughout his life, he shared many interests with family and friends. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dad’s caregivers for the past year at the Waters of Cheatham, for the continual loving care, attention and dedication. Also, to Hospice who were there for his final week’s journey.

Family and friends are invited to share memories during visitation from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Visitation will also take place Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. until the time the time of his Celebration of Life Service, which will be at 2:00 p.m. at West Harpeth Funeral Home Interment following at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ashland City United Methodist Church.

10 Comments to Edward T Potts, Sr.

  1. Mitzie Hinson
    January 24, 2020 4:25 pm

    Kerri and Lindsey- I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and Granddaddy. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you move into the days ahead.

  2. Susan Long Oliver
    January 24, 2020 6:04 pm

    I suppose it has been over 40 years since I visited with the Potts Family but I attended church at St. John’s UMC in my younger years. My folks were Vincent and Joann Long. I’m sorry for your loss.

  3. Sherrie Cannon
    January 24, 2020 6:27 pm

    Hugs and prayers my sweet Rachel. Sending condolences on the loss of your grandfather to you all.

  4. Gary and Laura French
    January 24, 2020 6:36 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Ed. You, Linda, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. John Eldridge
    January 25, 2020 10:02 am

    Kerri, My heart hurts for you and your family. I will be praying for you all, to help you through this dark time. I want you to know that you are are loved by many people.

  6. Brenda Boyte
    January 26, 2020 11:23 am

    Charles and I send our sympathy to the Potts family. Mr Potts will be missed.

  7. ross greer
    January 26, 2020 11:47 am

    Life is so short, Turner impacted my life from high school on to
    our paths crossing at Pegram. lots of memories will remain. Kerri
    Eddie you have the memories and the assurance Turner had his
    arrangments made with God years ago. We are sorry for your loss
    here but as Paul said “to die is gain”.

  8. Cynthia and Dereck Stewart
    January 26, 2020 12:26 pm

    Kerri and Lindsey, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father and grandfather. Please know that Cynthia and I are praying you and the entire family. Time heals all pain.

  9. Jimmy Watkins
    January 29, 2020 10:06 am

    Sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. I worked with and around Turner for many years.

  10. Marj
    January 29, 2020 9:10 pm

    Turner was such a great guy! I knew him from Baird Ward @ PIAS Credit Union. Watching this video made me smile knowing he had a wonderful life. Prayers for all of his wonderful family!

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