Olin L. Mott

March 5, 1921July 2, 2013

“You can't make a wheelbarrow move unless you push it yourself.” –Olin Mott

Olin Mott passed away July 2, 2013 at the age of 92, the founder of Olin Mott Tire Stores; he dedicated himself to the community with his charitable work. Known, respected and loved by many, Olin is survived by his loving wife Doris, children Richard “Rick”& Linda Ann Wren, Sister Vassie Sue Wadsworth, 4 grandchildren Michael Wren, Jennifer Mott, Lisa Keene, Melanie Hoelings and great grandson Cody Keene. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Olin Mott Endowment Fund, for Tutor-a-Bull.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2013

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Max Waddington

July 18, 2013

An inspiration to me as a young Uniroyal Tire salesman. My thoughts of Olin over the years have been many. A copy of his Salesman Ship has forever hung behind my desks. My condolence to the Family.

Nancy Gontz

July 8, 2013

So sorry to hear about your great grandfather. My heart goes out to you. He was truly a man of inspiration, admiration and respect for many. He was a thoughtful and generous man that lived by what he taught others. His legacy will live on, especially for Mark who has learned so much from Grandpa Olin about working hard to achieve your goals. He got to meet people that educated his life. I want to thank you for being Marks good friend, and for sharing Grandpa Olin with him for the knowledge and friendship. You both have been there for each other in good times and bad. You can be very proud of your great grandfather. Continue to strive, to keep his legacy going. He loved you and was proud of your accomplishments. I had a lot of respect for him, for his support, patience and teaching he gave to Mark. He was a Fairy God father to Mark and I will forever be grateful. I have the Yankee Baseball displayed that he had autographed for me and will remember him everytime I look at it. Take care of yourself, stay strong. Remember you can call anytime.

Momma G

Gregory Johnson

July 8, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family of Olin Mott. Olin's commitment to improving the lives of children in out community will live on.
He will be greatly missed.

Pauline Wood (AMC)

July 8, 2013

My condolences to Mrs. Mott and family members

My brief visit with Mr. Olin Mott made me realize what an 'exceptional' person he was. His footsteps are imprinted, and stepping-stones are clearly visible for all to follow....

Brandlynn Moore

July 7, 2013

You will be missed...

Tom Blanchard

July 6, 2013

Mr. Mott you were truely an inspiration to the Tampa Bay area, with all of the many things that you did. Your dedication the the children and community will for ever be remembered.


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Karl Fabel

July 5, 2013

I first met Mr. Mott in 1995 he was a fair man who had such a caring heart and lived to please others. I grew to know him for a few years and then we parted ways but when we saw each other It was like time had never passed. He was kind and so very Friendly that you could not want to like him. He will be missed by many but he lives on in the memories of all of us.

Lawrence Dailey Jr

July 4, 2013

We will miss him so very much. Over the years I have come to know Mr Mott as an employer, neighbor, mentor, and friend. I have never known someone who was so driven to any task he set his mind to. His generosity, caring, and devotion to his family and to this community was unmatched. All the lives he has touched and all the dreams he has helped come true is the true legacy he leaves behind. Rest in peace Mr Mott. We love you and miss you so much. I raise a cup of your " Finest Styro China " to you sir.


July 4, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Mott Family....Mr. Mott will be missed....