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James Travis ‘Poppy’ Potts

James Travis ‘Poppy’ Potts
November 23
07:24 2023

James Travis “Poppy” Potts, 84, of Woodson, Texas, died in Graham, Texas, on Sunday, November 19, 2023. His funeral service at the First Christian Church in Woodson will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023, with Rev. Pete Parker officiating. His interment will follow at the Woodson Cemetery. The family will welcome friends at the church from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2023, for a visitation. All services are under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

Poppy was born on May 9, 1939, in Burkburnett, Texas, to Travis Potts and Hazel Potts. He married the love of his life, Rebecca Ann Forrest, on June 2, 1962, in Woodson. Poppy worked as a machinist in the oilfield industry along with his father but spent the majority of his life doing what he loved – farming and ranching. He loved to hunt and fish with his sons and grandchildren. He was a member of the Breckenridge Riding Club and a member of the First Christian Church in Woodson.

Mr. Potts was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sisters, and a brother. He is survived by his sons, Steven Elmo Potts and wife Sabrenia of Weatherford, and J. Lee Potts of Wylie; sister-in-law, Alene Forrest of Woodson; brother, Danny Potts and wife Janette Potts of Taylor; grandchildren, Sierra Potts, Shileigh Kitna and husband Jordon, Kinsey Potts, and Evan Potts.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring and compassionate staff of Graham Oaks Care Center and the team at Solaris Healthcare for the care they provided Poppy.

Memorial donations in Poppy’s name can be made to the Building Fund of First Christian Church in Woodson or to the Woodson Community Center Fund. Messages of condolence can be left online at


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