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Steve Potts, a loving father, husband, business owner, and an avid Alabama football fan, passed away on June 25th, 2022 at the age of 55 after a short but fierce battle against lung cancer. Steve is survived by his parents, Linda and William Potts, his wife, Barbie Potts, his children, Will and Carolyn Potts, his sister, Kristie Dolan, and brother-in-law Darrell Dolan, his brother-in-law Jim Thal and sister-in-law Rhonda Thal, his aunts and uncles Brenda and Marshal Gordon and Ricky and Jackie Sims, his nieces and nephews, JR Thal, AJ Thal, Gordon Thal, Anna Kate Dolan, and Ella Dolan, his two a$$hole cats, Bandit and French, and his beautiful dog, Ruby. Steve was born in Hamilton, Alabama, on December 24th, 1966, to William and Linda Potts. Even as a young boy, he was quick-witted and cared deeply for the people around him. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1985 with a degree in Business. While in college, Steve worked countless jobs, joined the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha, enjoyed many 'Natty Lights', made many friends, and fell in love. On June 6th, 1992, he married his best friend, Barbie Potts. On July 16th, 1998 and April 18th, 2001 respectively, he welcomed his two children into the world, who he loved dearlySteve was a devoted father, loving husband, talented chef, music lover, and film enthusiast. He passed on his love of music to his daughter by taking her to every concert she ever wanted to go to, and he passed his love of film on to his son by taking him to his first movie. He encouraged his wife's loveof music as well by taking her to see her favorite artist, The Who. He took a week off of work every summer when the kids were young to make sure they got to enjoy all of their favorite activities before school started. He worked almost every single day of his life, and he cherished his employees deeply and treated them like family. To know Steve was a blessing, and to be loved by him was a privilege and an honorA funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 am in the Mizpah Sanctuary on McCallie Avenue. Rabbi Craig Lewis and Chaplin Kevin Becker will co-officiate. Steve will be laid to rest in the Chattanooga Memorial ParkIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Steve's memory to CHI Memorial Foundation to benefit mobile lung screening. Please send your gift to CHI Memorial Foundation, 2525 Desales Ave, Chattanooga TN 37404 or to make a donation online Make a GIFT CHI Memorial Foundation CHI MemorialArrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.