Fred Wesley Motes, Sr. – Obituary

By  | March 17, 2017 | Filed under: Obituaries, Peck Funeral Home

Funeral service for Fred Wesley Motes, Sr., 84, will be Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM at New Center Baptist Church with Bro. Ben Bates and Bro. Jason Bomar officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in New Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mr. Motes died on Friday, March 17, 2017 at his daughter’s residence. He was born November 13, 1932, in Madison County to Andrew Jackson Motes and Ruth Irene Armstrong Motes. Mr. Motes was the Head Chef for Monsanto prior to his retirement. He was a Corporal with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He raised vegetables for the Hartselle Farmer’s Market and was known as the “Tomato Man”. For several years Mr. Motes traveled and sang Gospel Music with his family as the Motes Family Singers. He was peceded in death by his parents, three brothers: A.J. Motes, Jr., Lewis Calvin Motes and A.D. Motes, and two sisters: Rose Emma Motes and Lois Hill.
The family would like to say “Thank You” to Lisa, Crystal, Jacob and Jeremy with Kindred Hospice and the Nurses at Summerford Rehab for their loving care.
Survivors include :
his Wife, Evelyn Maples Motes

Two Sons:
Fred W. Motes, Jr. (Rhonda) and
Michael W. Motes (Kathy)
Three Daughters:
Javon Alldredge (Nathan),
Kaye Widener (Bo) and
Roxanne Tucker (Darren)
One Brother:
John Motes (Mildred)
Three Sisters:
Faye Johnson,
Betty Ann Little and
Linda Stewart
Ten Grandchildren:
Jarrod Alldredge (Whitney),
Tressie Mullins (Eric),
Meagan Hargrove (Darren),
Kayla Kretzer (Ryan),
Kindred Motes,
Johndale Motes,
Brandon Motes (Amanda),
Brooke Slaughter (Tyler),
Darian Tucker and
Rachel Tucker
Six Great Grandchildren:
Abby Mullins,
Andrew Mullins,
Sutton Slaughter,
Ellie Slaughter,
Hayden Motes and
Olivia Kretzer
Pallbearers will be Jarrod Alldredge, Kindred Motes, Johndale Motes, Brandon Motes, Ryan Kretzer, and Darren Hargrove.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bo Widener, Nathan Alldredge, Darren Tucker, Cecil Bomar, Billy Don Maples, Buddy Posey, Fred W. Motes, Jr., Michael W. Motes, Keith Livingston and Marvin Nuby, Jr.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in Tennessee.
Peck Funeral Home

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