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John H. Mott

HARRELLS — John Henry Mott, 78, retired to Glory on Monday, October 14, 2013 from UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.

He was born November 26, 1934 in Sampson County; the son of the late William Jennings and Odell Smith Mott. He was also predeceased by his brother, William Lee Mott.

Mr. Mott served his country honorably in the US Army and was a member of Center Baptist Church in Harrells.

Surviving to cherish his memories is his best friend and wife of 56 years, Doris Brown Mott; sons, Stephen Ryan Mott, John Gregory Mott and wife, Beverly, all of Harrells; grandchildren, Austin Mott and Kristen Mott; brothers, Bobby Mott and wife, Marilyn of Mocksville, J.W. Mott and wife, Linda of Harrells; sisters, Annie Lou Johnson of Clinton, Eva Mae Rogers, of Newton Grove, Nellie Ray Carter of Harrells and Carolyn Cox of Wilmington; numerous nieces, nephews and friends who loved John dearly.

John was a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and brother who loved his family. He found great joy in the simplest of things, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. Being a hard worker and a great provider for his family, John was always busy. He enjoyed bulldozer and backhoe work in the outdoors. Having more talents than one could name, John was a ’jack of all trades’ and could do almost anything. He was a fun loving, generous man with a keen sense of humor that everybody loved and respected. With a genuine love for the Lord, he worshipped Christ by serving others. John will surely be missed but never forgotten by those who knew and love him.

The funeral will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 18 at Center Baptist Church with Pastor Ricky Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Peterson Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Wallace.

The family request that memorial gifts be sent to the Peterson Cemetery Fund, PO Box 72, Harrells, NC 28444.

Condolences may be sent at www.quinnmcgowen.com. Services by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace.

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