Dale Wayne Potts, 63,of Bokeelia passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 31, 2012, while visiting family in Maine.
He was born in Oklahoma June 3, 1948. He lived a rich and well traveled life, serving our country in Vietnam as an airborne parachute rigger where he earned the Purple Heart. He managed the installation of cable television in Scotland, several retirement communities across the country, a marina in Astor, Fla., and an inn on the coast of Maine. He sold real estate for Gulf Access Realty in Matlacha.
He leaves behind his wife, Betsy Dunn-Potts; his parents, Norm and Wallace Hesse of North Fort Myers; four sons, Bryan, Derrick, Dallas "Kyle" and Jordan; two daughters and their spouses, Ladleah Dunn and Shane LaPrade and Darcy Dunn and Casey Penn; and his sister Sherrie (Dale) McBride. He had two grandchildren, Lyran and Isabella.
Dale Wayne Potts
Dale was dearly loved and cared for by so many, and he will be missed.
He loved the waters of Pine Island Sound, and the fish in these waters can now swim in peace.
A memorial service will be held on Charlotte Harbor on Friday, June 8, at 4 p.m. Boats will be leaving from the Tow Boat US location at the end of Portobella and Judd Creek in Bokeelia.