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Sammy Potts

March 10, 1938 — May 2, 2019

Sammy Ray Potts, of Emory, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at his home in Mesquite, TX. He passed in peace surrounded by his wife and loving family. He was born on March 10, 1938, in Rains County to Gladys Potts and Joseph Elmer (Cotton) Potts.

He enlisted in the Army from 1954 to 1959. After the Army, he worked as a heavy machine operator and then went on to become

Deputy Sheriff of Rains County during the late 60s and into the 70s. He was a Reserved Deputy until 1995.

He worked for Ferrell Construction over 25 years and Housley Communications over 10 years.

He loved the outdoors and planting in his vegetable garden. He also loved his animals and trained his horses (Rex and Amy). to kiss him on the cheek. He had llamas, chickens, cows and some long horns. You could always find Sammy with a cup of coffee or riding on his tractor.

He was a very loving and caring husband. He married Nona Renee Finch in 1997. They were married for 23 years. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Surviving by his wife Nona Renee Potts of Mesquite

Sisters: Alma Ruth Myers of Greenville; Louise Moser of Cash; Helen and Tommy Gaston of Emory; Kathey and Roy Weatherford of Point

Sons: Kenneth Potts and Chad and Mandie Hargrove of Canton

Daughters: Shelly Potts and Keith Taylor of Arkansas; Tammie Holland of Lone Oak; Misti Hargrove of Rowlett; Stacy and David Ellis of Balch


Grandchildren: Amie Potts; Josh Holland; Jacob and Kennedy Gentle; Travis Kennedy; Jonathan Staggs; Kimber Ellis; Jenna Hargrove; and

Luke Hargrove

Great-grandchildren: Noah Potts; Carter Ingram; and Lukas Adams

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph "Cotton" Potts and Gladys Potts Russell;

Brothers: Billy Russell; Jerry Russell; Phillip Russell; William "PeeWee" Potts; and Doris Potts

Brothers-in-law: William Myers and Marvin Moser

Sister-in-law: Wanda Russell

Grandson: Billy Potts

Interment will follow funeral service at Smyrna Cemetery.


Monday, May 06, 2019
1:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel
803 N. Texas St.
Emory, Texas 75440

Funeral Service

Monday, May 06, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel
803 N. Texas St.
Emory, Texas 75440

Interment will follow funeral service at Smyrna Cemetery.

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