Obituary of Floyd Clay Potts
Floyd Clay Potts, age 65, of Haines City, FL passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022 around 5:30 a.m. at the Haines City Rehab & Nursing Center, he had been living with his sister, Terry Mercer. Floyd was born on June 26, 1957 in Winchester, KY to Paul and Annetta Lane Potts and overcame many of life's challenges that tried to stand in his way. As a young man, he grew up in Middletown, OH and attended Kennedy School for the Deaf in Dayton, OH. At 15 years old his family moved to Clay City, KY, where they originated from and where he attended Danville School for the Deaf in Danville, KY and graduated in 1976. Floyd and his mom moved to sunny Florida in the early 1980's.
Floyd was a devoted, caring person, who loved all of his family, both, in Kentucky and Florida. He enjoyed going to amusement parks, especially Disney, and going on family cruises. He was very passionate about taking and collecting pictures, particularly pictures of family and animals. He enjoyed going to the movies to see the latest DC or Marvel movies, which in fact was one of his favorite past times. His other joy would have to be strolling the local flea market and collecting coins, Disney, Marvel, DC and historical items. His favorite characters he collected were Spiderman and Beauty and the Beast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Annetta Lane Potts; sister, Paula Potts-Stafford; maternal grandparents, Henry Clay Lane and Mary Tipton Lane; and paternal grandparents, Dillard and Emma Walters Potts. Floyd is survived by his sister, Terry Potts Mercer of Haines City, FL; brother-in-law, Frank Mercer of Haines City, FL, brother-in-law, Jim Stafford of Lexington, KY; niece, Amy Stafford Hopper of Nicholasville, KY; nephews, Tommy Mercer of Haines City, FL, James Mercer of Haines City, FL, and Billy Robbins of Winchester, KY; great niece, Aleshia Bowman of KY; great nephew, Donavan Robbins of KY; aunt, Lois Lane Baker of KY; and uncle, Wayne Ashley of KY.