John Mote Jr.


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Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
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John C. Mote Jr., 68, of Silvis, was reunited with his wife, Donna, on March 10, 2013, at the Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be an hour before services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private at a later date at the Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made in care of the family.
John was born May 13, 1944, in Andalusia, a son of John C. Sr. and Katherine B. Hulett Mote. He married Donna Simmons on Dec. 31, 1965, in Green Rock. She preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2007.
John retired from the John Deere Foundry, East Moline, in 1992, after 30 years.
John enjoyed being a big part of his grand- and great-grandchildren's lives. He loved them very much and delighted in spoiling them. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. His favorite fishing trips were with his cousin, Herchel Anderson.
Survivors include his children (and spouses), Beanita (Kevin) Travis, Tucson, Ariz., Tina (Ken) Shaffer, LeClaire, and John C. Mote III, East Moline; grandchildren, John C. Mote IV, Rashel Mote and Jhon Jr., Blade and Trinity Brown; great-grandchildren, Jhon, Alexis and Abrielle Brown; sisters, Alean Morales, Moline, and Vivian Wildermuth, Fort Dodge, Iowa; and brothers, Edward Mote, East Moline, Dennis (Theresa) Mote, Davenport, and Toby (Carrie) Mote, East Moline.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; great-granddaughter, Aaliyah Brown; brother, David Mote; and his parents.
The family would like to especially thank their neighbors of many years, Theresa and Alfred "Alfie" Bivens, and the nurses and staff of the Select Specialty Hospital for their exceptional care in providing dignity, grace and comfort during his final weeks.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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