|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1990|
Brent Potts was a great guy. His parents owned the famous Kingsport Shoe Store in Kingsport, TN for many years. He was my brother's room mate while in college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for a time. He had a large saltwater aquarium in their apartment when almost no one had ever even seen one. He was the only person I ever knew that owned a Lancia sports car.
He was a Scuba diving enthusiast even during his college years and that eventually led to his career as a diver and diver instructor and he was certified for underwater cave diving. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 29 in an underwater cave diving accident due to a suspected breathing regulator equipment problem at the depth of 200 ft. while videotaping in the very large Eagle's Nest Cave complex on the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area of Pasco County, FL on August 5, 1990, a site that has taken the lives of five very experienced divers over the years. He was part of a seven man team diving at the time and another diver, Christopher Brown, 35, of Tallahassee was also injured and hospitalized for decompression sickness but survived. Brent is survived by his older brother and sister Alex and Jill. Brent continues to be missed by all who knew him.
Herbert Kent Potts (1925 - 1978)
Jessie C. Potts (1924 - 1988)
Note: Grave site located in Garden of Devotion
Oak Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: David Sizemore
Originally Created by: Donna Brummett
Record added: Aug 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95009918
Brent was a fine person to know, very smart and one of the best scuba divers that's lived. He lived and died doing what he loved.|
Added: Jul. 15, 2013