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March 16, 2014

Bert Potts

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. —      

Bert R. Potts, age 92, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, after a lengthy illness.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1921, in Pindall, Ark., to Frank Potts and Bertha Daniel Potts. Bert was at the CC Camp in Minnesota until 1942, when he entered the Army. He was in the Army from 1942 to 1945, in the 413th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment. Bert was in the Normandy Invasion, June 1944 and the Battle of the Bulge December 1944. He was wounded and received the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Bert retired from Vickers as a machinist.

He married Willie Robertson and she preceded him in death in 1988.

Bert is survived by two daughters, Judy Johnson and husband, Bob and Joan Uto; a son, Eddie Potts and wife, Brenda; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 17, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City, with Rev. Rex Robertson officiating.  A visitation will be on Monday from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial with military rites will follow in Carl Junction Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to Mercy Hospice in his memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.

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