William J. “Bill” Potts, 58, of New Castle passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1964 in Muncie, Indiana, a son of Harry and Beverly (Riley) Potts.
He served with the U.S. Marine Corp in Cherry Point, North Carolina as a missile technician until becoming disabled. Bill worked at the Opryland Hotel in the electronics division and for Comcast Cable. He was an accomplished musician on the 5 string banjo, playing in Nashville, Tennessee. Bill was a member of the DAV and Sons of the American Legion. He was an avid woodworker, specializing in Christmas ornaments.
Survivors include his mother, Beverly (Riley) Potts of New Castle; cousin, Stacey Cleveland (Jim Dobbs) of New Palestine and Scott (Donna) Riley of Citrus Springs, Florida.
In addition to his father, Bill was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph & Pearl Potts; maternal grandparents, Francis & Alberta Riley and an uncle, Gerald Riley.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Ronn Oren & Yvette Oren officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Military Rites will be conducted by a contingent of the U.S. Marine Corp, the American Legion and the VFW. Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. You may express condolences or share a memory of Bill at www.hinsey-brown.com.