David R. Potts, 53, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, May 24th. He was born in Welwyn Garden City, England, beloved son of the late Norman and Florrie Potts. After moving to the United States over 30 years ago, David built a long, successful career in the aerospace industry, particularly with Boeing. David leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Howard Solley of Connecticut; brother, Bryan Potts of Thailand; nephew, Andrew Solley of Connecticut; niece, Sarah Benson, her husband, Andy Benson and great-nephew, Jack of Connecticut, niece, Takara Kelly and her fiancé, Peter Morgan of Aldershot, England; and cousins in Australia. David is also fondly remembered by Millie, his special friend. David had several dear and close friends in the area and enjoyed many things. He liked the great outdoors, hiking, motorcycles, trips to Vegas, racquet ball and working out at the gym. David was kind, generous, and funny and always brought a smile to your face. A celebration of David's life will be held at the Rice Mortuary on Saturday, June 15th at 7:00 pm. A reception follows in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 10:00 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. David's family would like to extend a special thank you to all of David's friends, neighbors and the community who provided support, compassion and guidance during this difficult time.

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  1. Dear David, we were just always so happy to see you and so were our kids. You always made us smile and laugh and were just the kind of person that made us so glad to live next door to you. Thank you for always being your kind, sweet, fun self – we will miss you dearly and will always be praying that you are happy and safe. Love, John, Kara, Bodie and Finn

  2. Jeanine and Steve Hanna

    Heaven just received another Angel!! May God rest your soul and may your memory be eternal!! XOXO

  3. David, was a kindhearted, generous person. I was a target of his kindness and generosity” I will miss hearing you say “Is it Happy Hour yet”.

  4. Farewell David, you were a great friend and nearly became my brother ( in law )! I’m a long way away, but we used to hang out a lot. Will miss your funeral by a week or so, but I’ll see Millie, your surrogate mother. Fred

  5. David, our memories of you are mostly of Tucson Arizona. You were only 21yrs. old when we met you. Such fun days, especially
    at Bobby Mcgee’s on a Friday night. More recently we have got together with you at different parties. You never changed, always friendly and generous. God Bless You David.
    Jessie and Pat.

  6. You will always be in our thoughts David and missed by so many friends and family. Goodbye Mr Nice Guy.

  7. David had the heart of a lion, and loved his family and friends with equal care. I have so many wonderful memories with him and learned so much from his loving ways. When I saw the way he loved and cared for his ‘Mum’ and Dad, I knew I needed to improve with my parents. He was a good leader at work, a strong mentor and a steady friend. He taught my son to ski, to drive a manual shift, and to love motorcycles, for which he now rides frequently at the young age of 26! David had a huge impact on our lives and we will never forget him and his precious life he shared so happily with us. He is Forever in our Hearts, and will remain Forever Young in our Memories! We love you and We miss you!

  8. Goodbye David, you will always be in our hearts and minds, may you rest in peace, sorry we can’t be there to see you off but we are thinking of you.

  9. Pottsy. We’re going to miss you but we’ll never forget all the good times we had together. We’ll look forward to seeing you on the other side.
    Till we meet again. Cheers!
    Wax & Deb

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