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Gene Motes

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Gene Motes
Gene Motes age 85 of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee died on Monday, November 27, 2023 at Erlanger Medical Center. He was born on January 6, 1938 to the late Hubert Lee and Fannie Mae Burnett Motes. Gene was a graduate of Spring City High School. He worked at Ford Tractor Company for several years. Gene also worked as a crane operator and a truck driver, retiring from Chattanooga Boiler and Tank. He enjoyed the outdoors. His hobbies included: water skiing (until age 70), hunting rabbits and squirrels, and fishing. Gene loved his family most of all and was a loving and devoted husband, dad, and grandfather. He was said to have never met a stranger. Gene was a member of North Hixson Church of God in Hixson, Tennessee.
Gene is also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Velma J. Reed Motes, and his brother Gilbert Motes.
Survivors include his children Pam (Mike) West, Timothy Motes, and Sandra (Allen) Rogers all of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, and Greta (Shon) Powell of Lookout Mountain, Georgia; his five grandchildren Derick Dobbs, Drew (Mercee) Dobbs, Jonathan (Elizabeth) West, Megan Powell, and Joseph Allen West; his two great grandchildren Hadley and Colin Dobbs; and his four nieces and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service at Vaughn Funeral Home.
Vaughn Funeral Home of Spring City is in charge of the arrangements of Gene Motes and asks that friends and family share their words of comfort and memories on our website www.vaughn-funeral-home.com

Published November 29, 2023

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