BATH — David S. Pottle, 85, of Western Avenue, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Bodwell House in Brunswick.

He was born in Perry on March 9, 1930, a son of Eder F. and Lucy E. (Sherman) Pottle.

He graduated from Shead Memorial High School in Eastport. He entered into the U.S. Army, served in the Korean War as a tank operator and held the rank of sergeant. He was then employed as a carpenter and in 1975 he moved to Bath. In 1978, he married Emily J. Wills and was employed at Bath Iron Works, retiring in 1997.

He enjoyed all history shows and especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He was a master carpenter who enjoyed woodworking and had a love for dogs.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 21 in Bath and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was predeceased by his wife, Emily J. Pottle, on Dec. 2, 2012, and two brothers, Raymond Pottle and Charles Pottle.

He is survived by one son, Kenneth A. Wills and his wife Debra S. of Wiscasset, two daughters, Joyce Wills and her longtime companion Paul Moline of Phippsburg and Jean Hughes and her husband Greg of Bath, two sisters, Annie Bowden of Bath and Irma DeWitt of Brunswick, five grandchildren, Matthew Krueger and his wife Laura of Woolwich, Martina Krueger of Bath, Jeremy Wills of Wiscasset, Jacob Wills of NH and Zachary Hughes of Topsham, two greatgrandchildren, Jackson Krueger and Lilianna Krueger, both of Woolwich, many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015, at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. A gathering of family and friends will follow at The Moorings Community Room, Congress Avenue, Bath. Burial will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery in West Bath in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011. Condolences may be made online at