Dr. James H. Potts, passed away on September 25, 2019 at the age of 89.
He was born in Smackover on June 18, 1930 and was the son of the late Cleve and Fannie Potts of Wilmar.
Dr. Potts was a graduate of Wilmar High School. After graduation, he proudly enlisted and completed a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force as a flight crewmember, retiring in 1968 with the rank of master sergeant. He then returned to Monticello with his family, where he enrolled in the pre-med program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. In 1977, became a dentist after graduating from the University of Memphis Dental School. He had a thriving dental practice in Monticello until his retirement in 2006.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Potts was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Potts Bird of Los Angeles, California.
He is survived by his children, Gary Potts and wife Susan of Monticello; Kenneth Potts and wife Debra of Carthage, Texas; Kelvin Potts and wife Cindy of Mustang, Oklahoma; Norman Potts of Winnsboro, Texas; Alan Potts and wife Nicole of Monticello and Robin Bays and husband David of Bentonville, Arkansas.
He is also survived by his wife, Rosina Potts, of Rogers; former wife and mother of his children, Hazel Potts of Monticello; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private burial will be held at Rock Springs Cemetery at a later date. The family requests no flowers or gifts, but that contributions be made to the charity of your choice, preferably one that gives aid to Alzheimer patients. Cards may be sent in care of Gary Potts, P.O. Box 791, Monticello, Arkansas 71657.
Arrangements by a Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.