Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Robert Leonard Potts and Flossie McCall Potts. He was preceded in death by a son, John Michael Potts, and one brother, Jimmy Potts.
After graduating from Glenville High School, he joined the Air Force and served four years. He was self-employed as a plumber and electrician for 48 years. He served 12 years in the Naval Reserve. He served for 20 years with the Highlands Fire Department. Roy was a member of Highlands First Baptist Church and loved to go on mission trips to help in other states.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nora Rogers Potts; one son, Derrick Potts; and four grandchildren, Brantley, Jeffrey, Matthew and Mykenzi Potts; two great-granddaughters, Aubrie and Isabelle Potts; three sisters, Helen Holden, Willene Conner and Gail Rogers; three brothers, Curley Potts, Dennis Potts and Robbie Potts; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Highlands First Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Wiggins and Pastor Mark Ford will officiate.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Highlands Fire Department will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.