In Memory of
John Wayne Potts

John Wayne Potts lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 3:33 p.m. at his home in Houston, at the age of 80.  He died peacefully surrounded by his wife, Marilyn, and daughters Lisa Chase and Linda Webster.  John is also survived by his grandchildren, Jewels and Jewelianna Potts, Cody Chase and son-in-law Todd Chase.

John was born in Newport, Tennessee June 18, 1942.  Moved to Houston in 1966 and soon made his mark in the building industry during the boom years selling ceramic tile; lumber and millwork; granite and marble; windows and doors and finally retiring from Pella Windows and Doors.

John was an avid sports fan playing football and running track in his teen years to becoming an exceptional pool and billiards player.  Tennis was another of John’s passions as well as his Houston Astros.

He led a full and blessed life by good example and hard work, always willing to help others.  The eternal optimist, he was always ready to meet the next challenge.


Message from
Jennifer Guzzetta
Mon, 10/03/2022

Dear Marilyn, Lisa and Lynda, my thoughts and prayers have been with you during John’s illness. I am so sorry for your loss. He was the sweetest man and I know he is at peace with Alan. And I know you all ate at peace knowing he is no longer in pain.
Jennifer Guzzetta

Message from
Bella Hanson
Tue, 10/04/2022

Grandpa will be missed no doubt. Growing up, I never got a chance to experience what grandparents were until I met jewels about 6 years ago and met the grandparents I’ve always wanted. Grandpa was the most accepting and made me feel like family within a week of knowing him. My heart aches knowing you aren’t with us anymore but I’m also relieved you get to rest now and be with the family you have missed. I know you will be watching over us. At least he passed proud knowing he raised an amazing, strong, and bright daughter, Linda who was always by his side the second he needed it. I am proud to have called you my grandpa and may you Rest In Peace. Thank you for everything.