Robert David Motes

September 3, 1929 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Robert Motes Obituary

Humble, gracious, God-fearing, loving, compassionate, gentle, and admirable are just a few of the words that I can use to describe David Motes.  He was a devoted husband, father, and papa to his grandchildren.  He loved to travel, eat ice cream, watch basketball, and at the age of 90 could shoot a perfect layup.  He spent his life preaching the Word of God and longing for the day that he would meet his Savior face-to-face.  We can only imagine the reunions and rejoicing that took place as he entered through the gates of Heaven.  The crowns that he laid at Jesus’ feet were probably too numerous to count! Without a doubt he heard the words “Well Done, Good and Faithful servant: thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”

Bro. Robert David Motes 94, passed away December 23, 2023 at Burns Nursing Home in Russellville, Alabama. David was born on September 3, 1929 in Franklin County to Richard and Ada Motes.

He is preceded in death by his wife Agnes Motes of 52 years; son, Roger Motes; son Eugene Motes; parents, Richard & Ada Motes.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Motes; daughter-in-law, Pam Motes; sister, Othelia Baker grandchildren, Miranda Hardy (Danny), Melinda Swinney; great grandchildren; Madison Thompson (Chad),  Alli Gipson (Zach), Joe Hardy (Olivia), Boone Swinney, Macy Hardy; great great grandchildren Kolton David Gipson, Kason Gipson, Barrett Thompson, Henry Hardy and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 27, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, Alabama. The funeral service will be Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm. at Blue Springs Freewill Baptist Church, Highway 75, Phil Campbell, Alabama.  He will lie in state from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Church.

Pallbearers Danny Hardy, Joe Hardy, Chad Thompson, Zack Gipson, Boone Swinney, Vernon Baker.

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December 27, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Akins Funeral Home
13455 Hwy 43
Russellville, AL 35653

Funeral Service
December 28, 2023

2:00 PM
Blue Springs Baptist Church
Hwy. 75
Phil Campbell, AL 35581


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