Pontotoc – Mr. Junior Elton Potts, 86, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at NMMC Pontotoc Nursing Home. He was born February 2, 1931 in Dunnville, Kentucky to Bernell Elton Potts and Grace Withers Potts. He was a patriotic man who proudly served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Curtiss, U.S.S. Bairoko, and U.S.S. Oriskany during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home from military service, he married the love of his life, Pauline Mounce on January 19, 1957 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. They traveled to various parts of the U.S. where he worked as a painter. He enjoyed telling about painting the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. His last job was working as a painter in the oil industry for Loop, Inc. in Louisiana. He was passionate about fishing, gardening, flowers, animals, going to flea-markets, and singing. Junior was a devoted husband to his late wife, a wonderful father, grandfather, and brother. He was of the Baptist faith.
A celebration of life service with military honors will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. A graveside service will follow at Longview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to service time. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors include his five sons, Charles Spurr, Sr. and Ricky Spurr, Sr. (Paulette), all of Pontotoc, Danny Spurr, Sr. of Verona, Mark E. Potts, Sr. (Melisa) of Galliano, LA, and Jimmy Potts of Ohio; his only daughter, Sonja Gardner of Pontotoc; one sister, Elsie Leppert of Ohio; 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, a special niece, Renee Statton, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other dear relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, his late wife, 5 siblings, 1 great-grandson, James Mannen Lincks, and 2 great-granddaughters, twins – Emma and Sophie Potts.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Charles Spurr, Jr., Ricky Spurr, Jr., Danny Paul Spurr, Jr., Cochise Lincks, Sequoyah Lincks, Hank Spurr, and Mark Potts, Jr.
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I loved you uncle Jr. Now you are with dad (Joe) your brother and many other loved ones.
Submitted by Barbara King Durham known as Sissie on Aug 9 2017 11:35:00 AM
Junior i love you and iam so happy you always loved me and thanks for the talks over the last few years after Jason...we would talk for hours...oh i love you ...
Submitted by Renee Statton on Aug 8 2017 02:26:03 PM
Renee statton lit a candle for Junior Elton Potts
Renee statton lit a candle on Aug 8 2017 02:17:17 PM
My love i will miss you...you have been there for me always the only father i knew that you for giving me away at my wedding kiss aunt Pauline for me you both are missed and loved by many i love you..
Submitted by Renee statton on Aug 8 2017 02:10:04 PM
A great man, loved by everyone who knew him. He was the patriarch of the Potts family who loved all his relatives, including his cousins. He was one of fifty first cousins, only a few of which are still living. So sorry for his passing, but he has left a wonderful legacy. Jimmy Badgett
Submitted by Jimmy Badgett on Aug 7 2017 05:24:19 PM
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