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Robert Lee Potts, 76, saw his last sunrise on earth August 15th, 2019, after a 15 month battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer.

Robert was born in Philipsburg, PA and lived in numerous locations growing up. He met his wife, Savannah native, Sue Nell Hendricks in 1968 and settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1975. He is a retiree from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation as a Master Craftsman of 27 years. There was nothing he could not fix. He was a tinkerer at heart! His hobbies included hunting, fishing, dog training and was an avid beekeeper. He also stood by his wife’s side escorting and helping many future equestrians at their facility of 20 years, Norwood Stables.

Robert always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sue Nell Hendricks, his daughter, Ashlee Connell Potts Barker (Jason), his grand-daughter, Charlotte Annie Barker, his brothers Dennis Keith Potts (Julie) and James A. Fielding (Julie); as well as numerous nieces and nephews, adoptive-foster children and many lifelong friends.

There will be a celebration of life Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 4:30 – 5:30 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410.

In lieu of flowers, live plants or monetary donations will be accepted for the bee pollination garden at Oatland Island Wildlife Center or FOO (Friends Of Oatland Island) maintained by The Coastal Area Beekeepers Association.

Online Condolences

  1. Jason Barker says:

    Love you Grandpa Rob!
    Charlotte Annie Barker

  2. Weitz Family says:

    Sue, Ashlee and Family,
    I was so surprised to get the call today. Even though I was prepared, it was still a shock. Robert will be missed, I have always loved him and enjoyed spending time with him. I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful and cherished man. – Krissy

  3. Jim fielding says:

    Best brother anyone could imagine. More like a father than a brother and he raised me all my life. He will be missed severely.
    Love always,
    Jimmy Fielding

  4. Joe and Debbie Thompson says:

    One of the sweetest persons I ever knew.
    God Bless you on this your greatest adventure.

  5. Lauren Statts says:

    Sue and Ashlee,

    I am so very sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. You are in my prayers!

    – Lauren

  6. Lynn Moore says:

    So sorry for your loss, he was the sweetest man, and one of the greatest Mastercraftman at Gulfstream! Praying for God to give all the family peace during this difficult time!

  7. Laura Liu says:

    He will be missed by so many that he had helped in beekeeping through the years. My deepest condolence to Ms. Sue, Ashlee, Jason and Charlotte.

  8. Kathy and Mike McCrite says:

    So sorry for your loss! Rob was always so much fun to talk to and hear his numerous tales! Never met a stranger!

  9. Karl Rowell says:

    I learned so much from Robert. I worked as a Master Craftsman until my retirement at Gulfstream. Anytime I needed to discuss a problem that I was having on a repair I could always count on Mr. Potts for guidance. He will be missed by all.

  10. Shawn & Varonique Sullivan says:

    So terribly sorry to hear he has left us! I will never forget him. He was a true friend to me and my wife from day one! We send our deepest sympathy to his wife and the rest of his family.

  11. Val and Holly says:

    Sorry to hear about Rob, lots of good times at the farm in Sardis, Sue and family you are in our prayers

  12. Logan,Ginger, Ashlyn & Ansley says:

    We love you guys and are here for you. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. Hugs from your Pensacola family.

  13. Andrew and Renee Prescott says:

    Sorry to hear about Rob. I really enjoyed the time I spent with him in Sardis. Great man. His family is in our prayers.

  14. Jim & Jeanette De Vries says:

    May the special things and memories give you peace and strength with each passing day!
    We love you!

  15. Lea, Sean, & Gabby Duffy says:

    Sue, you and your Family are in our thoughts. He is now tending to Heavens Bees.

  16. Jill Elmgren says:

    Ashlee & Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Father was such a nice man and great Bee whisper . We will keep you and your family in our prayers.


  17. The Lopez Family says:

    Ashlee, prayers for you and your family during this time. Our sincere condolences. Tara & Arturo.

  18. Justice Family says:

    Ashely, Jason, and Charlotte, our deepest condolences. He will be missed greatly. Our hearts and thoughts go out to y’all.

  19. Jeremy and Shelby says:

    Ashlee and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We only had the pleasure of meeting Rob a couple of times but he was such a kind man. I know he will be missed. We will keep you in our prayers

  20. Susu Cox says:

    Sue and Ashlee,

    So very sorry to hear about Rob. What a great guy! Enjoyed being with y’all so much at horse shows, especially at Norwood. Loved talking to him later about his gardening and beekeeping, too. (We “kept” some bees in the eaves of our house for awhile!) My sincere condolences to your families. Keeping you in my prayers

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