Homer Elbert Potts

Published 1:04 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Mr. Homer Elbert Potts, 96, of the Cornatzer community, died on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was the son of the late Luke and Mattie O’Telia Potts and was born on July 15, 1923, the youngest of 9 children. He was a lifetime resident of the Cornatzer community of Davie County and was a dairy farmer for 41 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Tokyo Bay in Japan. At the time of his death, he was the oldest WWII veteran tborn in Davie County. After coming home from the war, he met the love of his life, Audrey Virginia “Dottie” Hinkle and they were married on Feb. 12, 1949. He continued to live and work on the farm where he was born and live in the same farmhouse his entire life until moving to Somerset Court Assisted Living. He loved his animals and was always content loving his farm, family and friends. He was a lifelong member of Cornatzer Baptist Church and loved his church even though he was no longer able to attend.

He was also preceded in death by: his wife of 52 years, Dottie Potts; 3 brothers, Worth Potts, Ray Potts and Harvey Potts; and 5 sisters, Lena Wall, Eva Potts, Pearl Frye, Mae Carter Laird and Leona Bowens.

Survivors: his daughters, Sharon Potts and Pam Harpe (Derek) of Advance; grandsons, Brandon Harpe of Advance and Brent Harpe of Greenville; a brother-in-law, Bruce Hinkle of Mocksville; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Debbie Hinkle of Creedmor; and numerous, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Friday, July 26 at Cornatzer Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Beverly and Ryman Shoaf officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Cornatzer Baptist.  I

Memorials: Cornatzer Baptist, (Homer Potts Memorial Fund), 1372 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville; or Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital St., Suite 103, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.