Marcus Leroy "Mark" Potts
1935 - 2020
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April 25, 1935 ˜ June 14, 2020

Marcus Leroy Potts, ”Mark”, was born on April 25th, 1935 in Vancouver, WA to Marshall and Bernice Potts.
He went on his own terms as he passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 14th, 2020.
Mark served in the Navy, during which time he became pen pals with his sister’s friend, Jeannette Pollard. She later became his beloved wife of over 50 years. Mark and Jan were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple in 1963. Families are forever.
He was a millwright at Fort Vancouver Plywood Mill where he worked for over 30 years.
Mark was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Suffering with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years, Mark persevered as the beloved patriarch of the Potts family. He never complained and he never gave up.
Mark believed in hard work, a legacy he passed on to his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his siblings, Margaret, Phyllis and Steve; his children, Gloria March, Bruce Potts, Kevin Potts, and Lisa Jeter; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren
We are comforted as we know Mark is with our Heavenly Father, his wife Jan, and many loved ones who have passed before. That he no longer endures the disabilities of Parkinson’s disease, and is at peace gives us comfort.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in his honor be made to or call 800-426-6806.
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Published in The Columbian on Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 27, 2020
We have dear memories of the Potts family. We're grateful for their friendship and love over many years. May you be given peace and comfort knowing that your Mom and Dad are together again and watching over you here on earth.
Sarah (Sorensen) Hawker
June 22, 2020
We have such wonderful memories of the Potts family, and Mark was a master at outdoor Christmas decorating. Were happy for him now.
Love from Larry and JoAnn Bair
JoAnn Bair
June 22, 2020
It was on the mourn
That I saw a ship a sailing
The sea was calm
The winds were fair
Mark was young
And he was at the rail
With shipmates once again.---rs
Roger Sheetz, USN
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