Fred Wesley Motes, Sr.

November 13, 1932 — March 17, 2017

Hartselle, Alabama

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 preceded 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.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital in Tennessee.
Survivors include:

Wife:
Evelyn Maples Motes

Two Sons:
Fred W. Motes, Jr. (Rhonda)
Michael W. Motes (Kathy)

Three Daughters:
Javon Alldredge (Nathan)
Kaye Widener (Bo)
Roxanne Tucker (Darren)

One Brother:
John Motes (Mildred)

Three Sisters:
Faye Johnson
Betty Ann Little
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
Rachel Tucker

Six Great Grandchildren:
Abby Mullins
Andrew Mullins
Sutton Slaughter
Ellie Slaughter
Hayden Motes
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.

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