KATY (Covering Katy News) – Seven Lakes High School sophomore Cooper David Potts, 16, of Katy died in a utility task vehicle accident on Sunday in Wimberly.
According to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Potts was riding in the passenger seat of a Polaris UTV when the driver lost control. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. The vehicle rolled over in a retention pond. Potts was wearing his seat belt and drown.
Cooper was a Sophomore at Seven Lakes High School according to a Facebook post from his parents.
“Cooper was an exceptional son, brother, family member, friend, student and teammate,” the post said. “The joy, hope, and promises of Jesus were in his heart and he shared that joy, that hope and those promises in such a unique way to so many. Cooper put you at ease with a warm smile, a hug, his polite demeanor, and fun-loving attitude. Cooper’s spiritual gifts were leadership and compassion for others.”
Known for being an early riser, “Cooper loved to fish, play lacrosse, play golf, play basketball, play football, ski, snowboard, ride in a boat, drive any motorized vehicle, be in the ocean, go camping, watch sports with his dad, learn new songs to play on guitar,” the post also said.
The Katy teen was also a quick study.
“He wanted to learn to play guitar and within two years, he could play just about any song he wanted to learn,” the post said. “Cooper wanted to play golf with his friends and in a little, over a year he played regularly and developed a great swing with only a few pointers from friends and made the Seven Lakes Golf Team,” said the Facebook post.
Lacrosse was one of Cooper’s passions and he played on the Seven Lakes team.
“Although he only played organized basketball in 8th grade, last year he put together a YMCA team with his friends so they could be together and just have fun with his dad as the coach,” the Facebook post said.
He is being remembered as a loving child who was not afraid to show his feelings.
“He sought people out that were having a hard time and gave them a word of encouragement and a smile to help them out. There are so very few people that wake up as happy and ready for the day as Cooper Potts. He lived a full and happy life without regrets. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him,” the post said.