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Mr. Gayle W. "Potsy" Potts

January 31, 1943 ~ September 13, 2018 (age 75)

Mr. Gayle W. “Potsy” Potts, 75, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 2:17 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at his home

He was born January 31, 1943 in Galesburg to Ozro J. and Genevieve M. Pittard Potts.  He married Jeanette E. Brown October 13, 1963 in Galesburg.  She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda (and Chris) LaGrow of Rio, Illinois and Carol (and Jack) Maynard of Niles, Michigan, a brother, Rolland Potts of East Moline, Illinois, two sisters, Joyce (and Russell) Thompson of Cambridge, Illinois and Joan Potts of Galesburg, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Shelly Elder and a brother Merlin Potts. 

Potsy worked at Yemm Chevrolet in Galesburg as a mechanic for 23 years.  He later was the owner/operator of Potsy’s Auto Repair in Galesburg from 1988 to 2003.  He enjoyed woodworking, snowmobiling and working on old cars. 

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel.  Rev. Mary Runge will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg.  Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be made at 

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