Lewis D. “Lew” Potts, 77, of Manheim passed away at home on Monday, December 26, 2016. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Umble Potts. He was the husband of the late Rose Marie Lechner Potts who died in 2002. Lew retired from Curtis Welding & Fabrication, Lititz and previously worked for many years at the former Evcore, Lancaster. Lew proudly served in the United States Navy, aboard the Battleship USS Wisconsin and was a member of Elstonville Sportsmen Association, Manheim. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and animals. Lew loved to spend time with his family.
Surviving are five children, David Potts and Jeffrey Potts, Ronald husband of Trisha Potts, Gary husband of Nancy Potts and Ginny L. MacLaren, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a brother, John husband of Shirley Potts and two sisters, Catherine Henry and Mabel Miller. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Mason and a brother, Raymond Potts.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM. There will be a viewing from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Please dress casual. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Lew’s memory to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.