William “Harry” Harrison Potts IV, age 23, of Sleepy Hollow, passed away on July 23, 2019. He was born September 20, 1995 in Elgin to his parents, William H. Potts III and Heather Potts.
Harry was a graduate of Dundee-Crown High School, Class of 2014. He was in his fourth year as a Plumber’s Apprentice with Advantage Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Elgin.
Harry had a strong work ethic and was extremely proud of his work as a plumber. He enjoyed getting dirty and working in the guts of pipes. Not a day went by that he didn’t take photos of his projects and text them to family members. Even on vacation, he would analyze the plumbing and entertain family members with all the details of what was and wasn’t to code.
Loved ones will remember Harry as a gentle giant with a kind and generous heart. He would give you the shirt off his back and never expect a thing in return. He would always be excited to help friends and family with anything they needed.
When he wasn’t hard at work, Harry treasured time spent with his family, especially his beloved son, Joeseph. He also enjoyed fishing and telling borderline inappropriate jokes to get a laugh from family. He was never alarmed when he received injuries, preferring to repair his wounds with superglue and duct tape instead of band-aids.
Harry was an amazing father, son, brother and grandson who will be dearly missed.
Harry was preceded in death by his brother Zachary and his great-grandparents, William H. and Yvonne Potts, great-grandmother Lola Schuring and great-grandmother Beverly Hansen.
Harry is survived by his dear son, Joeseph; father William (Donna) and mother Heather; siblings Nicholas, Faith, Carl and Serena; uncles Waylon (Katy), Mark, Tim (Jessica), and Abby (Shawn); grandparents William H. Potts, Jr., Carol (Tom) Rains, and William (Karen) Schultz; great-grandparents Jack and Lillian Kramka; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. Visitation will continue Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:00a.m. until time of Service at 10:00a.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Michael Murschel officiating. Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 30W730 Hwy 20, Elgin IL 60120.
Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.