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James Potts

James Earl Potts, 78, of Bledsoe County died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in a local hospital.

He was a machinist and a Millwright, and was retired from Millwrights Local 654. He owned and operated Jim’s Trailer Repair for many years and served in the U.S. Navy. His proudest accomplishment was his family and his farm.

A member of the Hendon community since 1960, he and his wife, Jean, built a beautiful lake and cabin on their farm, a work in progress that took 40 years. One of their greatest joys was sharing the cabin and lake each Labor Day weekend with a family and friends reunion.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Emma “Jean”, and their children, Yvonne (Vernie) Steedly, Anthony (Denyce) Potts, Kenneth (Ann Niedzielski) Potts, Teresa (Jim) Agnew, Ellen (John Henry) Breland and Russell (Margie) Clark; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one brother, George Potts of Kentucky.

A celebration of his life and accomplishments will be held at the cabin on the lake at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 3.

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Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Soddy Daisy was in charge of arrangements.

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