Remembering Bo Potts: Advance’s Beloved Farmer and Volunteer Firefighter Passes at 88

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Robert ‘Bo’ Potts: A Life Dedicated to Farming and Community in Advance

Our reliable source reports the passing of a respected and cherished community figure in Advance, Mr. Robert Lee ‘Bo’ Potts. At the age of 88, ‘Bo’ passed peacefully in the comfort of his home on March 2, 2024.

Born Into Farming

Born on September 22, 1935, ‘Bo’ was a native of Davie County. His parents, Solomon and Ida Hendrix Potts, warmly welcomed their son into a farming household. The love for tilling the land was instilled in ‘Bo’ from a young age, becoming a lifelong affair.

A Career of Diligence

His inclination towards hard work and perseverance guided ‘Bo’ towards a diligent career. He served as a machine operator at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. After giving 30 years of consistent service, he hung up his gloves and took retirement.

Serving the Community

Fuelled by a deep-rooted passion for his community, ‘Bo’ stood as one of the founding members of the Advance Volunteer Fire Department. His commitment to public service made him an icon in his community.

A Man Of The Soil

Despite issues with his health in the last year of his life, ‘Bo’ remained active on his beloved farm. In addition to farming, his other passions included quail hunting and fixing anything that needed repair. His willingness to extend a helping hand showed his helpful nature.

Adventures and Family Life

Although he wasn’t an enthusiastic traveller, ‘Bo’ made unforgettable memories on numerous trips with his wife Mona and their family. He shared a deep bond with his beloved canine companion ‘Tiger’, who predeceased him.

A Family In Mourning

‘Bo’s’ departure has left a vacuum in his loved ones lives. He is survived by his wife Mona Foster Potts, of 67 years, their daughter Leesa Church, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a large extended family of beloved nieces and nephews.

A Final Goodbye

A graveside service is set to be held on 7th of March, 2024, at the Advance First Baptist Church Cemetery. The bereaved family has requested for friends and well-wishers to make donations to Davie County Hunter Education as a form of tribute – a testament to ‘Bo’s’ love for his community up until his final moments.