Richard F. Potin
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church for Mr. Richard F. Potin, 73, of Hattiesburg, MS.
He died Monday, July 17, 2017 at Forrest General Hospital.
Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Potin retired from Hattiesburg Paper Company and served in the U.S. Army Reserves.He was a long time member and deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Potin created the Westminster Furniture Ministry. He was an avid canoer who loved camping with his family. Mr. Potin coached for the Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association. He was recipient of the 2016 Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg Humanitarian of the Year Award of and the 2017 Rotary Club of Hattiesburg Bill Gwyn Non-Rotarian Service Award. He was chosen in 2015 as one of the "Hattiesburg American 12 who make a Difference."
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Elizabeth Randolph Potin.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Carr Potin of Hattiesburg; one son, Christopher Richard Potin (Jean Anne) of Hattiesburg; one daughter, Betsy Jean McDaniel (Shawn) of Sumrall; one brother, David Randolph Potin (Louise) of Greenville; four grandchildren, Joseph and Fletcher Potin, and Dylan and Bailey Kate McDaniel.
Memorials may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Furniture Ministry, 115 N. 25th Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.
Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Thursday and beginning at 10:00 AM Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church.