OBITUARY

Stephen Harley Potts

August 27, 1949March 10, 2019
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Stephen Harley Potts, 69, passed away on March 10, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL surrounded by his loved ones. Stephen was born in Sheboygan, WI to Stanley F. and Elizabeth Rose Potts (Harley) on August 27, 1949.

For much of Stephens’s life he was in Executive Sales Management. This career path led him to traveling all over the country. In 1991 he and his family moved to FL. Stephen had many interests. Playing golf, taking hikes out in nature, relaxing by the pool, and going to the beach are just to name a few. Stephens’s biggest passion in life was the love he had for his family.

Stephen is predeceased by both of his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Dixie; sons, Jeremy and Aaron; sister, Francine (Roger) Hale; and brother, Thomas (Roberta) Potts.

The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday March 17th, with Visitation one hour prior to Service in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin followed by a Reception.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Reception Sunday, March 17, 2019
REMEMBERING

Stephen Harley Potts

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Roger Baird

March 17, 2019

Steve Potts, Pottsie, was truly one of kindest human beings I have ever known.
Steve and I met 30 years ago when we worked for Karl Singer & Associates and we’ve worked together for most of those 30 years. Steve’s kindness and earnestness were a couple of the truly wonderful attributes that Steve possessed. Steve was one of the hardest working people I’ve known and was always willing to help a fellow employee. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
To Dixie, Jeromy, Aaron and the family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you for the loss of such a wonderful person. Please know that my prayers are with you all during this time of bereavement.

Dan Maurer

March 16, 2019

My sympathy to your family. Steve was a good friend, in Sheboygan , WI, back in the mid to late 60's during high school.

Patrick Murphy

March 16, 2019

Steve Potts was one of the finest persons I’ve every known. I consider myself lucky to have known Steve. I am going to miss him but will continue to strive to be more like him.

Sharon Coy

March 15, 2019

Pottsie, you always believed in me. You were always there, encouraging me and bringing out my best. You were a mentor and a very dear friend and I will never forget the lessons you've taught me over the past 20 years. It's going to be odd not to be able to pick up the phone to get your advice or share a success and I will miss our talks. Your positive outlook, infectious smile, and wealth of knowledge will be surely missed by many but not as much as me. Dixie, my love and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Steve. Can't wait to have a glass of wine with you again my friend.

Randall Rabbitt

March 15, 2019

I’ve known and worked with Steve for almost 30 years. He was very much like a brother to me. We usually agreed on just about everything, but when we didn’t he was never afraid to stand his ground- respectfully, which was typical for Steve. He was a true gentleman who showed respect to everyone he met, and instantly would be your friend. He had an infectious laugh, and said and did so many funny things. I’m proud to call Steve my friend, and I will grieve for him, as will so many others who knew him. To Dixie, the boys and the rest of Steve’s family, I pray you soon find peace. You shared the life of a kind and great man, who loved you and was so devoted to you. He will be missed by us all, but never ever forgotten.

Brian McEnroe

March 15, 2019

I was saddened to get a call yesterday, with the news of Steve's passing. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Steve, when he was our company business development representative in the Chicago area. Steve always carried himself with dignity and grace, didn't take shortcuts and persevered when others had given up.
For those of you who remember the TV show Taxi, Steve did the very best imitation of James Ignatowski and used it at some very opportune times.
I'll always remember Steve and Dixie helping me out, when I had spent the night in the Napierville Hospital Emergency room with a kidney stone.
Steve was truly one of the Good Guys, who will be missed and remembered fondly by all who knew him.
Rest In Peace Pottsie, you earned it.

Kent Anderson

March 14, 2019

Potsie.. so many ways to describe his presence here on earth. Style, grace, passion, love, empathy, energy,friendship,loyalty, honor, and so many more great traits that made him so successful. I had the blessing to have worked with Steve for about a decade. He taught me so much about how to work smart and build relationships with those who are important to you.
He always spoke about his family and the joy they brought to him. I will never forget his kindness and humor that made him my friend.
Rest In Peace buddy!

Tom McCollum

March 13, 2019

Steve was one of the good guys. We worked together a number of years and he was a hard working, effective, smart man with the rare, genuine attribute of being a genuinely nice person. Thoughtful, soft-spoken and just a real pleasure to be around. Dixie! I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers—hugs to your family. Steve will be missed. ❤️

Tom & Sharon McCollum

Tim Peeler

March 13, 2019

I am privileged to have known you and been a long term friend. I knew I could always rely on a real opinion when we talked. I have a huge hole in my heart now that you are not on this earth with us. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for being my business partner when we worked together. Our time together will always guide my decisions. Take care Pottsie. I know we can always talk. God Bless You! God Bless Your Family!

JD Baker

March 13, 2019

Steve, what can be said about you that wasn't readily apparent to everyone who knew you? You were a gentleman and a friend. Someone who listened and genuinely cared. You were a class act all the way. In an industry that can bring out the worst in some, you stood as a shining example of how to be. May your family be comforted knowing that those who you worked with on a daily basis loved, respected, and appreciated all you did for us. On a personal note, I'll miss swapping wine recommendations. Tonight, I'll have a glass of wine to toast your life.

JD Baker

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