Ben V. Potters, age 92, passed away on Thursday July 14, 2022, at Hickory Creek of Connersville where he had been a resident for four years receiving loving care from the staff. Ben was born on February 25, 1930, in Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky. He was one of seven children born to the late William Robert and Daisy Gertrude King Potters.
Ben was united in marriage on September 27, 1947, to Betty J. Clark. They enjoyed 51 years together before her passing in 1992. Ben and Betty were blessed with six children.
He served in the United States Army for three years, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1953. He had work at Connersville Casket Company, Rex Manufacturing and D&M before his retirement.
He loved music. Ben and his brothers played music throughout their lives. They formed The Potter Brothers Band and played county and gospel music all around the Tri-State area. He loved to mushroom hunt, bowling, cutting firewood, gardening and his pets. Above all he loved to spend time with his family.
His love and memories will be cherished by a son, Dennis (Gloria) Potters; and two daughters, Joyce (Brad) Pate and Paula Potters. Ben will be thought of often by his 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great greatgrandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, he is preceded by children, Rita L. Sparks, Ricky L. Potters, and Vicky J. Moffett; and his siblings, Glen (Mildred) Potters, Cecil (Lola) Potters, Faye (Howard) Holbrook, Robert (Audrea) and Dixie (Hugh) Gentry.
Funeral services will be conducted at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, 513 W 8th Street, Connersville, on Thursday July 21, 2022, at 1:00 pm with Reverend Robert E. Lee officiating. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery with military honors by the Fayette County Honor Guard.