BOSSIER CITY – Celebration of life service and interment for Richard Lee Mott will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel and Memorial Park on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:00 am. Rev. Harrell Shelton and Barksdale Air Force Base Chaplain will officiate the service. Visitation will also be held at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.
Mr. Mott retires from the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant after twenty years of service in transportation and aircraft maintenance, culminating at Barksdale Air Force Base. He departed too soon as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, and two sisters. Mr. Mott is survived by his dearly-loved wife of fifty-seven years, Peggy; his son James Mott of Greensboro, North Carolina, his wife Panayota, and their two children, Christina and Paul; his son Billy Mott of Bossier City, and his wife Connie and son Zach; sisters in-law and brothers in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Full military honors will be provided by the Barksdale Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Mr. Mott’s love of his many years in transportation, driving eighteen-wheel trucks, translated to how he lived his life: he was never afraid to spend time or effort going the distance to help his treasured family and friends. He was always ready for an adventure to see something or somewhere new, and had plenty of life experiences to share over the miles and cold iced tea. A natural teacher and story-teller, Mr. Mott was always ready to offer a life-lesson under the guise of a story from his military or trucking days. He was an avid devotee of Ford cars, forging lifelong friendships over talking about the specifications of the newest vehicles on the lot. Those who knew him appreciated his candor, charm, wit, and wisdom. His neighbors grew to count on him for thoughtfully volunteering a helping hand, yet he never asked for anything in return. And, his wife, sons, and grandchildren always blush when hearing from others just how proud he was of his family.
Memorials may be made to Airline Baptist Church or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.