Orville H. Potts

September 13, 1939 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 79)

Orville H. Potts, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2019 surrounded by family at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Marie (Kosnowsky) and Harry Potts, sister Mary Nalley and nephew, Donald Nalley. Orv is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Linda, children Charlie (Debbie), Marie (Joe), Steve (Angie), grandchildren Lauren & Doug, nephews Larry (Linda), Duane (Janice) & Jim (Linda) Nalley. He was a retired Building Inspector for the City of Columbus and a longtime member of Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal where he was active with the Knights of Columbus and a 4th Degree Knight, Assembly 809. Orv proudly served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 40 years and Superintendent of the Boy Scout booth at the Ohio State Fair for over 28 years where he was elected to the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame. Orv touched countless lives and will long be remembered by many. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Orv’s name can be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 11188, Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, or Honor Flight Columbus. Friends may call Wednesday April 10th from 4-6 pm at Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Rite of Christian Burial Mass will take place on Thursday April 11th at 10:30 am. Rev. Fr. William H. DeVille Presiding. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Pataskala. 

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