Harold L. Potts

February 19, 1941 ‒ February 11, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Harold L. Potts, age 77 of Marion, was reunited with his wife when he met her at Heaven’s gate on Monday, February 11, 2019.

Harold was 1 of 9 siblings born to Gerald and Rowena (Simms) Potts on February 19, 1941. Harold was educated in Marion and graduated from Ridgedale High School.

Harold was a devoted employee of the railroad, beginning with Erie Railroad and retiring as a communications director for Norfolk Railroad.

On August 10, 1959 Harold was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Beverly K. Shertzer. The couple was married for nearly 43 years until his beloved wife, Beverly, preceded Harold in death on June 12, 2002.

Harold enjoyed being outdoors; tending to his garden, keeping the yard in pristine condition. Feeding the birds and watching the squirrels brought Harold great joy. He was always willing and able to lend a helping hand to his neighbors or anyone in need. Family was a source of great pride for Harold. He enjoyed playing cards with the grandchildren and watching the Cleveland Indians or Browns. He also enjoyed model trains, was a past president and lifetime member of the Marion County Fish and Game Association and a proud member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his sons: Randy (Sharon) Potts, Thomas B. (Debbie) Potts, and Douglas L. (Colleen) Potts; grandchildren: Steven M. Potts, Richard J. (Jen) Potts, Michael T. Potts, Kayla M. Potts, Kristina (Derek) Freed, Bradley D. (Amanda) Potts, and Laura M. Potts; great grandchildren Kinsley Freed, Colton Freed, Asher Potts, Connor Potts and Taylor Potts; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents; sister Stacey Harris and brothers: Foy and Michael Potts.

Visitation will be Saturday February 23, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St. Marion from 1PM to 3PM; Celebration of Life service will follow at 3PM.

If so desired, donations may be made in Harold’s honor to the National Rifle Association.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Potts family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • Harold was a good neighbor and friend to us on Peterson Ave. Another passing of a long time resident. I’ll miss you and your sense of humor Condolences to your family.

    Pat Chapman
    273 Peterson

  • Deepest sympathy to the Potts family
    We will miss seeing Harold working out in his yard no matter what the season.
    He has been a great neighbor for over 50 years.

  • My fondest memories of childhood begin with Harold and Beverly: Chiller Theater. Pepsi out of a bottle. Branding my name, by the sun, in Randy’s old baseball glove. Scooter and Panda. Orange drink. Playing on the Erie utility truck. My now competitive nature because I grew up with three boys. Harold nicknaming me “Miller”. I remember my heart breaking when Beverly passed. She was like a 2nd Mom to me. Harold was a gentle giant to me as a child. The list could go on and on. His smile is etched in my brain after all these years. Im so very sorry for your loss.