Potts, Michael "Potsy"

Written by David Green.

Michael Kent “Potsy” Potts, 48, of W. Center Street, Waldron, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2006.

He was born April 11, 1957 in Wauseon, Ohio, to Eldon Joy and Inez Julia (Crowder) Potts. On Oct. 31, 1997 he married Kathie Jeanette Mruk in Fayette, Ohio, and she survives.

Mike graduated from West Unity Hilltop High School in 1975. He previously worked at R&H Restaurant in Fayette and owned Potsy’s Restaurant in Waldron for 14 years. He cooked for many restaurants in Fulton and Williams counties.

Mike was a very active member of Fayette Christian Church where he worked as custodian, was a deacon, sang in the choir and taught Bible school. He was a devout Duke Blue Devils fan. He enjoyed reading and was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper.

Besides his wife, Mike is survived by his mother, Inez J. Potts of Fayette; mother-in-law, Jean Mruk of Toledo; one step-daughter, Bonnie (and Dale) Baldwin of Osseo, Mich.; two stepsons, George Metroff, Jr., of Toledo, Ohio, and Michael (and Melissa) Metroff of Fremont, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Victoria, Jasmine, Tabitha, Shane, Ruth, Ashley and Morgan; three brothers, Terry (and Paulette) Potts of West Unity, Ohio, Brent Potts of Alvordton, Ohio, and Gregory (and Monica) Potts of Lafayette, Ind.; three nieces, Amanda (and Dan) Fruchey of Gallup, N. M., Susan (and Todd) Elliott of West Unity and Jessica Potts (and Jeff Beck) of Archbold, Ohio, and four nephews, Joshua Potts and Micah Potts, both of Camden, Zachary Potts of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Harley Potts of Lafayette, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eldon J. Potts; one brother, Clarence J. Potts, II; and one step-grandson, Matthew Metroff.

Funeral services were March 3 at Fayette Christian Church with Rev. Mary Jo Bray officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Christian Church. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, Ohio.

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