Danny Lee Potts, 68 of Woodville went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Union Cemetery with Rev. Ron Hardeman and Chaplain Coy Hallmark, USARNG, ret. officiating.
At 18, Danny enlisted into the United States Army. He After his training and specialty education as a 68-F20 Aircraft Electrician, Danny served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division, A Company 5th Transportation Battalion at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, where he completed his active duty service as rank of Specialist 4th Class. He was the recipient of the Special Service Medal, W/1 Campaign Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, among others.
Danny was a devoted husband, father, Pawpaw and friend. He was loved by so many and was known by his family as their gentle giant. he could give correction with such a gentle voice, but the message was always received as it was intended. Danny grew up in Tuscumbia where he loved fishing, hunting, skiing, camping and the outdoors.
Danny served his community as deacon, Music Director and Sunday School teacher at Woodville Baptist church and later served at Ridgedale Baptist as Music Director and Sunday school teacher. Danny served on the Woodville Town Council, Jackson County Special Olympics with TVA, Optimist Club, Boy Scouts, Woodville Recreation Board and served Woodville School as trustee.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda “Terry” Potts; son, Jason (Danielle) Potts; daughter, Jennifer (Ralph) Hatcher; grandchildren, Kalob White, Jaxen White, Payton Hatcher, Brinlee Potts, David Potts; sister, Donna Potts (Johnny) Risner; little fur buddy, Oreo; an abundance of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Lee “Red” and Billie Ruth Potts.
The family would like to extend a huge thank you to his professional caregivers who had the biggest hears and gained a special friend by knowing Danny. Thank you to Clearview Cancer Institute and Dr. Katragadda; Alliance Care and Dr. Gleason; Kindred Home Health Care, Julie and Josh, who were tremendous with Danny; Ashley, his wonderful and caring nurse; Janet, the best social worker and supporter as we were blessed to know her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodville Fire Department.