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Kenneth F. Potts

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Kenneth F. Potts

Place of birth: North Carolina

Religious affiliation: Other

Kenneth F. Potts, (Kenny,Ken, Sweetheart, Dad and Poppa to those who knew him and to those who loved him), was born in North Carolina to Benjamin F Potts (deceased) and Mable Potts (deceased).  He began as a rigger for the US Naval Shipyard and remained employed for 30+ years, retiring as a GM-13 Superintendent in 1998.  As a person who cannot sit still and had to remain active, he continued to work.  He worked for La Mirada Country Club for several years as a bar manager but found a true passion in Locksmithing.  He went to school to become a locksmith and holds several certificates in his trade.  He owned and operated Potts Mobile Lock and Key.  A truly remarkable and generous man who wanted to share his knowledge, he decided to teach others.  He has been a Locksmith instructor for several years, teaching in a small classroom at Calvary Baptist Chapel.  He was known to many as a jack-of-all-trades.  A simple man, he was loved and will be missed deeply by those he loved dearly.

Funeral Notice Detail

He passed away unexpectedly at Long Beach Memorial Hospital from a traumatic fall that left him comatose for several days until he decided to join his creator on March 27, 2018.  Beloved "husband" to his living wife Carmelita. Beloved "dad" to his living children, Tim & Susan (Potts), Kim & Alan (Myers), Rica & Fred (Valtairo)and Jonathan & Irma (Potts).  He is beloved "Poppa" to his 10 living grandchildren, Jennifer "Nikki"(Potts), Justin "JT" (Potts), Patrick (Myers), Joshua "FROG" (Valtairo), Asa (Myers), Chloe (Valtairo), Audrey (Potts), Jacob (Potts), Jonah (Valtairo) and Riley (Potts). Also, a beloved brother to his surviving sister, Linda & Hank (Boardman) and beloved uncle to Barry and Karen. He was loved by his  cherished pet companion, Shelby.  Viewing will be held on April 6, 2018 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Stonebridge Funeral and Cremation Services, 17409 Woodruff Ave. Bellflower, CA 90706.  

A Memorial Service will be held at

Calvary Baptist Church

14722 Clark Ave

Bellflower , CA 90706

On: Apr 07, 2018 — At: 11:00 AM

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