James Samuel Motes, age 90, died March 18, 2021. Mr. Motes was born February 21, 1931 in Salitpa to Samuel Macklin and Ruby Hutchinson Motes. He never met a stranger and enjoyed fixing appliances for people in the community. He loved fishing and sharing that love with others.
Mr. Motes is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Annie Mae Wade Motes; son, Richard Motes; and siblings, Eva Mae Hoven and Frank Motes.
He is survived by his children, Lamar (Angie) Motes, Gary (Sandra) Motes and Mary Ann (Clay, Sr.) Ready; siblings, Thomas (Glenda) Motes, Fred Motes and Alton (Linda Nell) Motes; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 am at Lathan Funeral Home with Bro. David Guy, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers will be Norman Clay "Tarzan" Ready, Robin Dewayne "Vito" Ready, James Gissendanner, Paul Criswell, Mike Ready and Jeff Motes.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.