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Richard  Dale Potts
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Richard Dale Potts, M.D., 81, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in his home in the presence of family and friends. He was born on January 21, 1936 in Cincinnati, the son of the late Edwin W. and Pauline (Baysare) Potts. Dick graduated from The Ohio State University and later completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He served in the Ohio National Guard for eight years. He was the Director of Addiction Centers for the former Community Hospital, McKinley Hall, Madison County, and Mercy Reach. He was also involved with several opioid addiction clinics throughout Clark County. Dr. Potts had a private family practice for 58 years in Springfield and was Chief of Staff for the former Community Hospital. Dick was a past member of Rotary, the Springfield Country Club, former board member of Mental Health, and served with several other non-profits. He also was a Physician volunteer for the former Springfield North High School football team and was a past Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Dr. Potts is survived by his wife Judy Potts of 41 years, five sons: Richard Dale II and Angela Potts of Columbus, Douglas Allen and Janet Potts of Cape Coral, Florida, Bradley Kevin and Sarah Potts of Bluffton, Greg and Shannon Potts of Spokane, Washington, and Scott Allen and Melissa Potts of Springfield; nine grandchildren: Nicholas, Christopher, Matthew, Cassandra, Meghan, Jenna, Caleb, Olivia, and Seth; sister-in-law, Lynn Potts of Cincinnati, in-laws, John and Sandy Petrie, Ron and Coleen Discher, mother-in-law, June Petrie Ratliff and beloved pets: Bella and Diva. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Ann (Discher) Potts and brother, William E. Potts. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Maiden Lane Church of God with Pastors Mark Martin and Roger Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley, 1948 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45503 or McKinley Hall 1101 E. High St., Springfield, OH 45505.

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Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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Ferncliff Cemetery

501 W. McCreight Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504

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Hospice of the Miami Valley

1948 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, Ohio 45503

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