Published On: Wed, Nov 16th, 2011

Obituary – Roman T. Potts

FORDYCE — Roman T. Potts, 77, Fordyce, died Nov. 7, 2011, at his residence.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Nov. 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, and continued one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 11 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, with Rev. David Fulton officiating. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Fordyce, with military services provided by the Crofton American Legion Post 128.

Pallbearers were E.J. Escamilla, Adam Dorfman, Jorden Escamilla, Travis Potts, Tyler Potts and Brady Potts.
Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Potts, Frank Potts, Charles Potts, Steve Ausdemore and Dan Mullen.
The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, was in charge of arrangements.
Roman was born Jan. 31, 1934, at Fordyce to Frank J. and Mary (Schmidt) Potts. He grew up on a farm just north of Fordyce and graduated from Crofton High School in 1952. He farmed with his dad and then served in the U.S. Army 1956-1958. Roman married Joan Bunge Oct. 13, 1959, at Fordyce. They farmed in the Fordyce area until 1965, when they moved to a farm north of Constance. In 1987, they moved to Fordyce and he retired from farming. Roman then worked for the Village of Fordyce for several years, retiring in 2005.
Roman was a member of the Crofton American Legion Post 128.
He loved to play cards and go fishing with his grandkids. He especially enjoyed his daily trips to check on his farm.
Roman is survived by his wife, Joan, Fordyce; four children, Renee Escamilla, Torrington, Wyo.; Julie Potts, Glendale, Ariz.; Mike Potts, Norfolk; and Jeff Potts, Crofton; 10 grandchildren, E.J., Jorden and Sarah Escamilla, Jessica and Adam Dorfman, Dezarae and Brady Potts, Sarah Reifenrath, and Travis and Tyler Potts; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Potts, Crofton; Marcus and wife, Donna Potts, Fordyce; a sister, LaVerna Mullen, Mesa, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Bev Potts, Crofton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Michael Escamilla; a sister, Flavia Ausdemore; and a brother, Gerald Potts.