Billy Gene Potts

Published 3:27 pm Friday, December 15, 2017

Mr. Billy Gene Potts, 84, of Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born Sept. 21, 1933 in Davie County to the late Harvey McKinley and Cora Lucille Bailey Potts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Potts was a member of Cornatzer Baptist Church and retired as co-owner of Mocksville Insurance Agency. He enjoyed being a member of the “Thursday night dinner crew” and also enjoyed going to the YMCA. Mr. Potts enjoyed all sports but especially playing softball and golf. He had been a devoted caregiver to his father-in- law and his brother-in-law.

He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Belinda Potts and Dorothy Carter; and 2 brothers, Terry Potts and Douglas Potts.

Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Aileen Lagle Potts of the home; 2 children, Reggie Potts (Amy) of Charlotte and Anita Bandurraga of Fayetteville; 6 grandchildren, Savannah McEntaffer (Jason), Sara Bandurraga, Cameron Bandurraga, Katie Bandurraga, Will Potts and Mary Kate Potts; 2 great-grandchildren, Taylor and Camden McEntaffer; siblings, Nannie Sparks (Bob), and Luther Potts (Hilda); and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17 at Cornatzer Baptist Church with Joe Towell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Cornatzer Baptist cemetery fund, 1372 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville; or to Jericho Church of Christ cemetery fund, PO Box 354, Mocksville.