James "Jim" Potase, Sr., age 75, of Dumars Rd., Adamsville passed away Monday morning, January 16, 2017.

He was born in Greenville on June 24, 1941 to Joseph and Treva (Tate) Potase.   Jim was a graduate of Jamestown High School and served his country in the United States Army.

He was a maintenance foreman for 36 years at the former Trinity Industries in Greenville.

Jim was also a lifetime farmer and was the owner of Potase Farm Trucking.   He was one of the original tractor pullers, pulling farm tractors, and was known for his modified pulling tractor Super Hunky. 

He truly enjoyed going to Carini's in Jamestown every morning to meet with friends and family for coffee.

Calling Hours:
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11:00am-1:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, officiating
Pastor of St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church

Jamestown Honor Guard Post #5424 will render
military honors at the conclusion of the service.
Inurnment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Jamestown.

He is survived by a son, James Potase, Jr. and his wife Melissa of Jamestown; a daughter, Tina Gillispie and her husband Terry of Virginia Beach, VA; his long time companion, Sara Cadman of Jamestown and her daughter, Angie Perrine and husband Jerrod and their son, Alex of Conneaut Lake; a brother, John Potase and his wife Sandra of Jamestown; a sister, Janet Nodler and her husband Robert of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Dylan, Cole, Alyssa, and Josh; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.



  1. Melissa & Harold Holler, Misty (Holler) Pulford and family,Brian Holler Melissa & Harold Holler, Misty (Holler) Pulford and family,Brian Holler
    January 19, 2017    

    We are so very sorry for your loss,,the Potase family is in our Prayers.

  2. Josh Josh
    January 19, 2017    

    Sorry to hear about Jim he was truly an amazing guy who would help anyone that needed it he will be missed by many, Prayer’s to the family during this time.

  3. Ed Carter Ed Carter
    January 19, 2017    

    Jamestown has lost some great people recently. Jim I am going to miss our talks at the gas station and carinis. Such a great guy. Thank you for the little things you have done for the kids and i. Dear Potase family my sincere condolences for your loss.

  4. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    January 19, 2017    

    Condolences and sorrow to Johnny and family on your recent loss of Jim who always seemed to have an upbeat, lighthearted attitude about life. I well remember him from days at Steel Car and will never forget his screaming ‘Super Honky” at area pulls and fairs over the decades with his trademark dark shades, hat pulled low over the brow along with the always-unlit smoke protruding as the dust would swirl like a summer tornado and dirt would fly everywhere as the motor seemed to turn 10,000 plus rpm. His runs always raised the goosebumps along with huge applause from a crowd he’d always won over regardless of the meet results; he was a hero in those local sporting events and will be missed by many of us left with the best memories of a great guy in Jim!!
    Long-time-ago neighbor of Johnny’s on Hadley Road in Greenville,

  5. Sue Hamilton Sue Hamilton
    January 20, 2017    

    Sorry to hear another farmer and friend has left this life time. Prayers for the family and close friends, we will miss Jim in the Farm Service Agency in Crawford County.
    God’s Blessings!

  6. Your Super Hunky Girl Your Super Hunky Girl
    January 20, 2017    

    My heart was broken when I heard you left this earth alone. I will always cherish our time spent together, especially last week. That smile and sense of humor will always stick in my mind. Our bond could never be broken, and because of that, I have peace of mind. You’ll always be in my heart. Rest in peace sweet man. Until we meet again babe.

  7. Kim Croskey Kim Croskey
    January 21, 2017    

    Prayers to Jim’s family. He always had a story when he stopped in our office. We will miss him at the Mercer/Lawrence Farm Service Agency as well. Rest in Peace!

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