Thomas “Tommy” Owen Potts

Thomas “Tommy” Owen Potts

October 18, 1960 - April 30, 2015

Thomas “Tommy” Owen Potts

October 18, 1960 - April 30, 2015


Mr. Thomas Owen Potts, Sr., age 54, of Unionville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at St. Thomas – Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Tommy was born on October 18, 1960 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Monroe Potts and Betty Jean McGenty Potts. Mr. Potts had four children who remember that he had a heart that loved unconditionally and valued his time with them and other family and friends. Mr. Tommy had a love for hunting and fishing, but Cajun cooking was his speciality. Additionally, he loved LSU football!

Tommy is survived by his children: Thomas Potts, Jr. and wife Mandi of Holmwood, Louisiana and their 2 daughters, Chris Potts and Kim of Moss Bluff, Louisiana and their 2 sons and 1 daughter, Michael Potts of Moss Bluff and Austin Potts and his son and daughter of Moss Bluff, Louisiana; his brothers: Paul Potts and his wife Tommie of Unionville, Tennessee, Billy Potts and his wife Donna of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Ken Potts and his wife Faye of Lake Charles, Louisiana; and the mother of his children: Helen Millet Potts. He is also survived by amazing friends, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents: Monroe and Betty Jean McGenty Potts.

The sons of Mr. Potts would like to say, “We are also grateful to his brother Paul and wife Tommie, along with his nephew Bobby and wife Sherri for being by Tommy’s side, and for the love you all showed to him during his final days.”

The family will celebrate Tommy’s life with a Memorial Service at Crossroads Church in Moss Bluff, Louisiana on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be made at

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: May 9, 2015 (4:00 PM)
  • Venue: Crossroads Church
  • Location: Moss Bluff, LA

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3 responses to Thomas “Tommy” Owen Potts

  1. Gregg Potts says:

    I recall days gone by when four year old Tommy Potts sat on our Granddaddy’s porch smoking a big fat cigar. It seemed to fit him well. I recall Tommy as a young fearless horseman, making Uncle Junior grin as big as one can grin. I remember a cousin that loved adventure. But most of all, I recall a young man that I’m proud to say was my cousin. Gregg Potts

  2. Warren Potts says:

    I live on Alford Drive in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. Beyond my backyard is the Greenwell Springs Riding Arena. Tommy spent many an hour and day there with his dad and mom, my Aunt Betty and Uncle Jr. I see the arena every day and night and am constantly reminded of the great times. Tommy enjoyed riding his horse there. Sometimes I can almost see the Oldsmobile pulling a horse trailer with Tommy and horses aboard ready for another riding adventure. Your cousin, Warren Potts

  3. Austin Hawk says:

    My name is Austin Hawk. I live in Murfreesboro, TN. My cousin, Isaac, lived across from Tommy for as long as I can remember. We both spent most days and nights of our high school career at Tommy’s. And we all grew very close over the years. After all my time away with the Army, Tommy was always there for me and Isaac. He taught us so much about life, music, and just how to be a great friend. He was like a father to us. He was a man like no other. If anyone should have been given 2 lifetimes, it should have been T. I had another dream, about him, last night. Even after all this time. He will always be missed.

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