May 11, 1947 – April 30, 2018
David E. Motley, 70, of Decatur, passed away on April 30, 2018. His visitation will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 11:00 am in Roselawn Cemetery with Michael Brady officiating. Burial will follow. David is survived by his wife, Shelia Motley; sister, Sherri Barrett; daughter, Dennis Motley Alvarez (Shawn); son, Zachary D. Motley ( Danielle); stepson, Brad Varner; five grandsons, Jackson Motley, Wyatt Haddock, Eli Alvarez, Sam Alvarez, and Benjamin Motley; nephew, Jeremy Barrett (Allison); niece Natalie Brady (Michael). He is preceded in death by his parents, Lucian G. Motley and Frances Cooper Motley. Pallbearers include Zachary Motley, Shawn Alvarez, Brad Varner, Jeremy Barrett, Jackson Motley, and Wyatt Haddock. David was born in 1947 in Tupelo, MS. He attended Deshler High School, but ultimately graduated from Austin High School in 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. After returning home from the war, David separated from the Army and returned to Alabama. In 1970, David started his career with South Central Bell and retired in 2009. David was loved by many people. After his retirement he spent his time working with antiques and steam engines. He enjoyed spending time with all 5 of his grandsons, as well as the rest of his family and friends. He also loved his fur babies CoCo and Lily. David never met a stranger and was always quick with a joke, or to lend a helping hand. David was a lifetime member of the Decatur Elks Lodge BPOE #655. And for all that knew him –Roll Tide! David was a great man that was dearly loved by his family and will be missed by many.
- Visitation Wednesday, May 2, 2018
- Graveside Service Thursday, May 3, 2018
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May 2, 2018
Dennis and Zach, I am so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. He was always a happy and friendly person. I know you will miss him, but cherish the loving memories you have of him. Zach, I remember when you were born, and he showed up on my back door step grinning from ear-to-ear with a picture in hand for me. I still have that picture. He was equally as proud of you, too, Dennis. Love to both of you.