Thomas E. Potts Sr., 77, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at St. Francis Beech Grove Hospital.
Born March 8, 1933, he was the son of Earl and Maude Potts.
He married JoAnn
King on May 6, 1956.
Tom graduated from Mt.OlympusHigh School and the University of Indianapolis, where he played basketball and baseball and later graduated from ButlerUniversity with a masters of science degree in education
and administration. A career in education and coaching concluded with his
retirement in 1994 as principal of FranklinCentralHigh School.
Tom loved sports and the outdoors. He was an
active member of ActonUnitedMethodistChurch and the Franklin Township Lions Club. His family and
friends will dearly miss his wit and caring spirit.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn; sons, Thomas Potts, Jr. (Leslie), Timothy Potts
(Susan); daughter, Amy Mozingo (Mike); brother, Paul
Potts (Rose); sister, Opal Mae Kramer; grandchildren, Allyson Chandler
(Ronnie), Kevin Potts, Ryan Potts, Zachary Potts, Joshua Timothy Potts, Abby Mozingo, Elliott Mozingo; and
great-grandchildren, Jaylen Ryan, Logan and Masin Chandler.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and
a brother, Emery Potts (Vera).
Funeral services will be at (eastern) Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at ActonUnitedMethodistChurch, 5650 Senour Road, Indianapolis with the Rev. Vickie Hobbs officiating. Burial will
be at OrchardHillCemetery in Wanamaker.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory,
Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Road in Indianapolis and again at until the service hour on Wednesday at the church.