Kenneth  “Butch” Wesley Potts

Published 2:10 pm Monday, October 30, 2023

Kenneth “Butch” Wesley Potts, of Lake Charles, La., was born in Yazoo City, Miss. on February 25, 1947, and passed away peacefully to be with the Lord at his home on Oct. 27, 2023. Ken was a graduate of Central High School in Baton Rouge, La. where he was on the All-Star football team. He also graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelors Degree. Ken was also on the varsity football team for McNeese. He retired from Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Department with 30 years of service; where he received many awards as a Deputy and D.A.R.E officer. Ken also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all, he loved his family.

He is survived by his lifelong companion, Faye Potts-Derouen; daughters, Joleen Joilet Treadway (available) and Billie Faye Henry (David Oxley); grandchildren, Brandon Treadway, Wesley Henry, Dale Vidrine; one great-grandson, Carter Wilkerson; brother, Paul Potts (Tommie Joyce); sister-in-law, Donna Potts.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Betty Potts; brothers, Thomas Owen Potts and Billy Wayne Potts; wife, Annis Potts.

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Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at East Ridge Baptist Church, 5400 LA-397, Lake Charles, La. Pastor Alan Weishampel will officiate.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. 4th Street, DeQuincy, La.