Roland James Potts
July 7, 1934 – November 26, 2018
God’s faithful servant was called home early on the morning of November 26, 2018.
ROLAND JAMES POTTS was born to Lester Philip Potts and Minta Pearl Hunter Potts on July 7, 1934. An only child he embrace his extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles.
Roland is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years Edna Mae Potts, his daughter, Rhonda Potts Fairchild and parents Lester Potts & Minta Pearl Potts.
He is survived by his children Alan & wife Nelda, Ryan & wife Jamie and son-in-law Quentin Fairchild. Grandchildren: (Rhonda) Raquel Fairchild, Sara Fairchild & Ricky Fairchild / (Alan) Raymond Schwegman & wife Charity, Sean Schwegman & wife Ashley, Cassie & husband Jessie Scholes, Amanda & husband Joe Aylor, Adam Potts & wife Cheyenne and Chelsea Zizzo / (Ryan) Brandon Potts & Halley Ingram, Allison & husband Chris Mutz, Ashley & husband Bryan Siebold and Joseph Stapp. Along with 14 precious great grandchildren.
As soon as he could Roland joined the Navy, July 16, 1052, to serve his country. Petty Officer Second Class Potts was stationed at Midway Island. During his service he received: Navy Good Conduct Medal Navy Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Service Medal
Roland met the one true love of his life, Edna Mae Clifton on a New Year’s Eve blind date in 1956. They were married shortly thereafter on March 1, 1957.
Rhonda, Alan & Ryan were blessed with loving parents. Being the Godly man that truly loved the Lord Roland raised his children to do the same.
The themes of Roland’s life were simple. Love the Lord and his family. He shared the Word and joys of the Lord with his congregation as he dutifully pastored Trinity Christian Church and Interfaith Praise Church. He continued with the Prime Timers Senior Citizens with Lindale Assembly of God until his body could not.
All that knew Roland knew that they were witnessing what the life of a Christ loving, servant of the Lord should look like. We are all better sharing this earthly journey with him, whether for a day or for a lifetime.
We will miss you terribly as we rejoice in your reunion with your daughter, your wife and our Lord.
2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.