Manuel Lee Potts was born July 28, 1952 in Moorhead, MS to the late Ralph Lee and Candy Mary Odely-Potts. He moved to Danville, IL in his teen years where he attended Danville Public Schools. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age.
Manuel was a hard worker. Prior to becoming ill in 2006, Manuel worked as a laborer at KIK and a cook at Wendy’s for over 20 years. Manuel enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Especially his brothers. “Those Potts Boys were extremely close”. After becoming ill, Manuel spent a lot of timewatching TV. He loved to watch his Westerns.
Manuel married Doris Jean Potts in October 1972, who preceded him in death.
Manuel leaves to cherish his memory, his brothers, Dan (Annette) Odely of Lehigh Acres, FL, Ralph (Dorothy) Potts of Douglasville, GA, Ricky (Vicky) Potts of Champaign, IL and Dexter (Pamela) Potts of Danville, IL. His daughter Chiquita (Stanford) Oglesby, Danville, IL and his son Kenyatta (Shoneka) Tyler of Evansville, IN. His grandchildren, Stanford Oglesby IV of Fort Campbell, KY, Joelle Oglesby of Danville, IL, Erika Hamilton and Cedreece Clark of Lincoln, NE and Brittany Brown of Evansville, IN. Five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Manuel also had some very special caregivers over the last few years. Thank you Treva Easley, Susie Lucas and Stephanie Williams for all the care you have given my father.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Candy Potts, his sisters, Katie and Hattie Potts, his brother, Lester Potts and his granddaughter, TaKyra Oglesby.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday May 25, 2021 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St, Danville. Eulogist: Pastor Bobby R. Keys. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow after at Sanhill Memorial Park
A public viewing will be held from 1:00 pm until 5 pm on Monday May 24, 2021 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions will be enforced.
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