Herman M Motes
September 19, 1941 – April 10, 2018
Herman “Buck” Motes, age 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Athens Rehabilitation and Senior Living Center, in Athens, Alabama.
The Bulloch County native was born to the late Herman and Florrie Davis Motes on September 19, 1941. He worked in the plumbing and construction industries until his health declined and had served in the National Guard for many years. Herman loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and loved reminiscing with his sisters.
In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his loving wife, Diane Motes, son, Mitchell Motes, sister, Minnie Lee Motes and two brothers-in-law, Moses Bolton and E. W. Miller.
Mr. Motes is survived by his son, Mike Motes and wife, Lynn of Statesboro; daughter, Michelle McNeese and husband, Heath of Athens, Alabama; five grandchildren, Matthew Bush of Atlanta; Katie Mullis, Amelia Mullis, Jay Mullis and Kendall Mullis all of Athens, Alabama; two sisters, Ruth Bolton and Dorothy Miller both of Portal and several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, April 13, 2018 in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Roy Jarriel and Brother Rick Domerese officiating.
Burial will follow in Poplar Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Matthew Bush, Jay Mullis and Kendall Mullis, and nephews, Earl Miller, Kenny Miller and Matthew Oglesby.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Heights Baptist Church, 23805 US Hwy 80 E. Statesboro, GA 30461 or the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County, 1 Lee Hill Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458.
Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Motes family.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
- Mike Motes (Lynn), Son
- Michelle McNeese (Heath), Daughter
- Matthew Bush, Grandchild
- Katie Mullis, Grandchild
- Amelia Mullis, Grandchild
- Jay Mullis, Grandchild
- Kendall Mullis, Grandchild
- Ruth Bolton, Sister
- Dorothy Miller, Sister
- Diane Smith Motes, Wife
- Mitchell Motes, Son
- Moses Bolton, Brother-in-law
- E. W. Miller, Brother-in-law
- Mr. Motes leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
- Matthew Bush, Active Pallbearer
- Jay Mullis, Active Pallbearer
- Kendall Mullis, Active Pallbearer
- Earl Miller, Active Pallbearer
- Kenny Miller, Active Pallbearer
- Matthew Oglesby, Active Pallbearer
Eastern Heights Baptist Church
23805 US Hwy 80 E, Statesboro, Georgia 30461
Boy and Girls Club of Bulloch County
1 Lee Hill Dr, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
- A Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, April 12, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
Herman M Motes
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