Neil Thomas Potts

Neil Thomas Potts, age 55, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Winchester Medical Center.

Neil was born on August 22, 1964 in San Francisco, California to the late Dale Jerome and Jeanne Ursula Potts. He is survived by his beloved children, Andrew Potts (Laura) and Nathan Potts (Crystal Wooddell) of Front Royal, Kelsea Potts of Richmond, and Amanda Marchiafava (Aaron) of Manassas; by his adored grandchildren, Ryleigh Potts, Owen Potts, Carter Potts, Ever Tittle, Bastian Potts, and Landen Marchiafava. Neil is also survived by his former wife, Sandra Minett (David) of Front Royal, his sister, Dale Jepson (Andrew) of The Villages, Florida, and by his brother, Stephen Potts (Cathy White), and his nephew, Trenton Potts of Sumerduck, Virginia, and his half-sister, Robin McGowen of Tonawanda, New York.

Neil was retired from the United Parcel Service after 28 years of dedicated service. He loved fixing cars and going to car shows, and was particularly proud of his restored 1968 Mercury Cougar. He was a good-natured, kind person who loved spending time with his family and friends. Neil grew up in Manassas; graduated from Osbourn High School and studied at Northern Virginia Community College.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 19 from 6-8 P.M. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 7 P.M. with the Reverend Billy Tatum officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local Alcoholics Anonymous Organization.

  8 comments for “Neil Thomas Potts

  1. Kathleen "Kit" Beck
    June 13, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I met Neil when I started working at UPS in 1995 loading his truck along with 3 others and stayed there until 2000. He was my shop steward and became one of those very special “Because of You” people when he helped me recover my job after being wrongfully terminated one of those very dark days during those 5 years. I was able to get my job back and remain employed for another year and a half without any further harassment. I even left after that and was able to return and work another year and a half from late 2001 to 2002. Neil was a bright shining star and will definitely be missed. We became close friends throughout those years I loaded his truck, and went through all those struggles. He saw me at my worst and he saw me at my best and he could make me laugh through it all. Neil’s family is my family, as well. Anything you need, just say the word. I am right down the road. Sending love and light to family and friends during this difficult time. Huge hugs.

  2. Joy Banegas
    June 13, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Neil at UPS . I know he will be greatly missed. Praying for your family during this time of loss.

  3. Jon Henry
    June 13, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    I’ll miss you Neil! Many long years at UPS together. And Carlisle every spring/fall. I enjoyed every moment we spent together! RIP My Friend! I’ll see you on the other side.

    • roy rodgers
      June 18, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Working for UPS for 28 years is extraordinary! I have been there a little longer.I remember a lot of people,some are just a blur.Im sorry for your loss of Neil!! So short a life!! To Jon Henry I hope you are well!! If the other side is peaceful and serenity,I think the other side needs to cross over to this side!!! ROY

  4. Warren County Public Schools Transportation Department
    June 18, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    The Warren County Public Schools Transportation Department is sending our condolences to Sandra and the entire Potts family. We are very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.

  5. Crystal Lake
    June 18, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Neil was a friend to everyone he met. Kind hearted and giving. Really going to miss that smile. May his family find peace in the memories.

  6. Michael Jay Smith Jr.
    June 19, 2020 at 3:30 am

    Me and Neil worked at UPS together for the first 10 years of career at UPS. I am still working there now. We work at the Tyson’s corner mall together at the end of his career there. He said one best things about working there he got see his daughter that also worked at Tyson’s Corner at Helzberg Diamonds at the time. We spent countless days at the lunch table at his Mercury Cougar. Got to meet it few times very nice car. We also went on road trips on the weekends to nascar races. I can remember he was all excited about his new cam recorder he bought that he was going to try out there. If you knew Neil he also loved his cameras and taking pictures to. You be deeply miss brother by your family and friends. You may left us early here in this mortal world but up there as are shining guardian angel rest easy my friend.

    Your Friend,
    Michael Jay Smith Jr.
    Also known at work as Big Country

  7. Tracy Crawford
    June 19, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I met Neil thru mutual friends. He was kind, thoughtful and giving. Always making certain others around him were doing ok.
    We both worked in the Tyson’s area at the same time. He was making deliveries at the mall and I was working at the local fire station. We shared a mutual distain for Northern Va traffic and people who drove a Prius! LMAO
    I’ll miss you Neil! The Big Brown Truck Rocks!

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