Celebrating the life of

James William Potts

Passed away on July 01, 2020

James William Potts

James William (Pottsie) Potts of Savannah, GA, age 79, passed away July 1, 2020 from heart related complications. Jim was born September 23, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Haverford High School (’58) located in Havertown, PA. He was a volunteer fireman with Brookline Fire Dept and began a very successful sales career in plastic sales at Cosden Chemicals in Conshohocken, PA. He relocated his family south to get away from the cold weather and remained in a successful sales and management career in the plastics industry. As the former President of the Society of Plastic Engineers, Jim was often heard saying “I’m going to say just one-word son…PLASTICS” (The Graduate).  Jim and Trish retired to Savannah in 1996 where he continued to consult and learned to balance work and golf. Jim enjoyed his family, golf, his Tuesday night poker buddies, and a good joke (not necessarily in this order).

Jim is survived by the love of his life, Trish Potts, his three sons; Michael Potts (Kathy) of Naples, FL; Craig Potts (Lisa) of Atlanta, GA; and Keith Potts (Heather) of Franklin, TN; step-daughter, Patra Vogt, of Seattle, WA; and step-son, Gary Perlinsky (Shirley), Lebanon, NJ; sisters, Georgette Reeves (Bobby) of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; and Lori Bailey (Tom) of Phoenixville, PA. “Grandpa Jim" is survived by grandchildren, Katherine and Mitchell (Michael and Kathy Potts); Garrett (Ashley), Kyle (Kate) and Eric (Madison) (Craig and Lisa Potts); and Alexia (Gary Perlinsky).

Services will be private.

The family appreciates all the love and support and asks that any donations be made to the Skidaway Island First Responders, c/o The Landings Association, Inc. 600 Landings Way South, Savannah, GA 31411.




We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Potts was family to us.

- Andy and Traci Bugosh, Royersford, PA

We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s Passing. Our prayers are with the Potts family

- Pete and Carol Deyo, Cumming, Ga

Jim was a great friend for many years. Will miss our monthly phone calls

- Frank Kennedy , Cincinnati , Ohio

Trish, our hearts break for you & the family. Jim was such a good friend to Joe for so many years. Those Tuesday nights will never be the same. Much love. Vicki & Joe Anckner

- Vicki & Joe Anckner , Savannah , GA

Our sincerest sympathy and prayers to the entire Potts family.

- Bender, Tampa, Fl

Trish, I am very sorry to read that Jim passed away. I knew Jim from my duties as a ranger at "The Landings". Jim was always very gracious and a true gentleman. I hope you are well. I will send a small donation "First Responders" Matt McCollum

- Matt McCollum (ranger "The Landings", Savannah, Ga

Trish I was so sorry to hear about your husband. Your in my prayers gal and I know it will be hard for awhile but you are strong and I know can make life go on with the many blessings and memories you both have made together. Remember we are all here to help you in any way we can . Stay strong Chris

- Christine Green, Savannsh, Ga

I always respected Mr. Potts (Jim). I became friends with his son Keith around 1986 at UGA. I was one of three boys, my Dad was in Plastics and my Mom owned a travel agency, just like Keith’s family. He will be missed! My condolences to Trish and the entire family!❤️

- Dan Gimotty, Cumming, GA

May God bless you and walk with you

- Tj, Rincon , Ga

Trish, our prayers and sympathy go to you and your family. We are in New York and were saddened to hear the news.

- Wendell and Stephanie Pendleton, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Services Will Be Private