Arrangements for the Late Russ Potts have been made

Jones Funeral Home of Winchester posted the arrangements for the Late Harry Russell Potts on their website.

Visitation for the former Senator will be held tomorrow Dec. 29 and Thur. Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day at the funeral home 228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester.

Friends are invited to call throughout each day of visitation to pay respects.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you make a donation in Russ Potts name to the Winchester Education Foundation.

The family plans a private celebration of life of the Honorable Harry Russell Potts Jr. in the spring of 2022.

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Prominent Winchester resident and former State Senator passes away

According to his Wikipedia page Harry Russell “Russ” Potts Jr. has died.

The former State Senator and 2005 Virginia candidate for governor’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time.

Potts stated a company in Winchester known as Russ Potts Productions Inc. in 1982 before going into politics.

Potts was first elected into the Virginia General Assembly as a Republican in 1991.

He was reelected by large margins of victory in 1995 and again in 1999.

In 2003 Potts defeated Mark R. Herring who would eventually become Virginia’s Attorney General.

Potts would eventually chair the Senate Education and Health Committee.

After his retiring from politics in 2008 Potts continued his commitment to education and was very involved with the Winchester Public School system.

With his production company Potts was able to orchestrate a series of yearly concerts that benefited the Winchester Education Foundation of which he served as Executive Director.

Russ Potts was 82 years of age.

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Ronnie Milsap headlines Patsy Cline Classic

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Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winning artist Ronnie Milsap is bringing his talents to Winchester tonight.

Milsap is the headliner for the 11th Annual Patsy Cline Classic at Handley High School’s Patsy Cline Theater.

The event is being held to benefit the Winchester Education Foundation and Winchester Public Schools.

The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are still available through Eventbrite.

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