- March 17, 1939 - January 7, 2017
- Marrero, Louisiana
of William's Passing
Share This Obituary
Arrangements made by
Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home
William (Bill) Glenn Potts III, 77, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his home in Marrero, LA surrounded by loved ones. He was also known as Paw Paw Honey to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He leaves his wife of 43 years, Linda (Boquet) Potts; his children, Tammy (Joey), Sherry (Wayne), Steven, Stephanie (Chris), Mechelle (Brad) and Kelly; his grandchildren, Lora (Ronnie), Michael Wayne, Matthew, Carl (Nelly), Jessica (Gerald), Michael Paul (Michelle), Paul (Laura), Dana (Oliver), Kevin, Billy Ray (Caylee), Richard, Steven and Paris; 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Glenn (Suzanne) and sister Glenda; 2 sisters-in-law Brenda and Kathy (Mike) and 2 brothers-in-law Ernie and Billy.
He was born at Queens Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii to his parents William Glenn Potts Jr and Eleanor (Kinney) Potts on March 17, 1939. Both preceded him in death.
He lived in Marrero, LA for the past 50 years. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1956. He retired from US Minerals Stan-Blast Abrasives Division after 38 years.
He was a man of great virtue, love, kindness, and respect. He loved his family above all else and was a wonderful role-model. He showed his grandsons the type of men to be and his granddaughters the type of men to find.
He enjoyed cooking, especially his chili or spaghetti. He also loved watching the LSU Tigers and the Saints play football although they drove him crazy sometimes. He had a life-long love affair with coconut and Hawaiian shirts. He ended every meal with "a little sweetness". In his younger years, he loved to dance and would do so every chance he got. He had a fabulous sense of humor and the best laugh.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway in Marrero. Memorial Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the COPD Foundation.