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William "Smitty" O. Pottinger

September 28, 1940 — May 3, 2014

William “Smitty” O. Pottinger, 73 of rural Streator passed away Saturday evening (May 3rd) at his home.
A visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 – 7PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ancona Cemetery with full military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW.
Serving as pallbearers will be James Dennis Jr., Jim Christesen, Randy Hert, Nick Huber and grandsons Brett and Frank Gaydos III.
Smitty was born on September 28, 1940 in LaRue County, Kentucky to Connie Elliott and Katherine (Wheeler) Pottinger.  He married Glenna Meredith on November 24, 1962 she survives.
Also surviving are daughters Kimberly Clayton of Streator, Connie (Shawn) Holmes of Pontiac, eight grandchildren, Amy Rosales, Frank Gaydos III, Kali Clayton, Brett Gaydos, Charity Clayton, Taylor Gaydos, Chloe and Kyrie Clayton, 1 great-grandson Alexander Calkins, brothers Arnold (Lois) Pottinger of Springfield, MO, Earl (Carol) Pottinger of Streator, Michael (Connie) Pottinger of Streator, sisters Wilma (Jerry) Lewis of Ancona, Janet (Robert Phillippi) Pottinger-Salyard of Texas, Nancy (Gary) Hillyer of Long Point and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 daughters in infancy Katherine and Shelly Beth Pottinger, son Scott Pottinger, brother Elliott in infancy, sisters, Juanita Cook and Betty Wulzen.
Smitty attended Long Point Grade School and Woodland High School and served in the US Marines during Vietnam.
He owned and operated Pottinger 23 ½ hour towing in Streator and was a member of the National Rifle Association, Streator Moose Lodge and the Streator American Legion.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors’ choice.
Winterrowd Funeral Home
305 S. Park St.
Streator, IL  61364
815-672-2703
www.winterrowdfh.com
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