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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Mrs. Botts and Family; I was saddened to learn of "Tony's" passing. He was my Little League coach in 1969-70, and one of my first role models.
Although I didn't know him outside of being my coach, I learned many valuable life lessons from the things he taught us. Patience, hard work, fairness, placing team goals before individual achievement and personal responsibility, were the lessons that came through his coaching and approach to sports and life.
I hadn't seen him in many years, but his dedication to "his team" and the way he carried himself, have left a lasting impression that I have aspired to duplicate throughout the years. Our entire team developed a closeness that has carried through the passing years - piling 8 to 10 of us in that old Rambler, didn't hurt...
May the good Lord's love, peace and healing presence comfort each of you as you deal with his passing, and as you remember him and hold him dear (as do I) going forward. God Bless and keep you all.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Rodney and Wendy,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your stepfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Sherry, I was so sorry to hear about Tony. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Cissy, I just found out about the passing of your Dad. I am so sorry. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy Brooks
Friday, October 25, 2013
Rodney,
My condolences to you and your family.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Jason, Rodney and Family,
Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time of need.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Botts family I was saddened to hear of Tony's passing. Some of my earliest memories are of time spent with your family and baseball with our Dads. I pray that at this time you are comforted by God and His promise of eternal life. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. There must be one heck of a pick up game going on with Tony and the other kids from the neighborhood going on in heaven now.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sorry to hear of your loss. Always remember our loved ones will always be present in our hearts forever. Be kind to yourselves and take it one day at a time. Keep the Faith, and know that God is always near. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sherry,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Kristian and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was so sorry to hear about your loss. You are still such a big part of my memories from our time at Elon.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I am saddened to hear of the loss of Tony. Our childhood friendship (Brightwood Elementary School days) was a good one and I will cherish it forever. He was a good guy. May the Lord bless his family.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
To the Bott's family my heartfelt prayers are with you during this very sad period of time. I went to school with Edith and Ronnie.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Rodney, Wendy and Family, was so sorry to hear of the passing of your stepfather. You are all in our prayers.
Love,
Jerry and Charlotte
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Dear Botts family, I was saddened when hearing of the loss of your dear one.
I was an old school friend and have great memories of Tony. He was such a kind soul even way back then. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sherry and Family -

I will always remember Tony as a caring and compassionate person - a neighbor who I could count on. His love for his family was evident and demonstrated in many ways. Know that he will be missed by me and so many others. My thoughts and prayers are going your way.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Dear Sherry and Family,

Laura and I are greatly saddened at the loss of our friend and neighbor. Always a friendly greeting. Tony led a purposeful life of service to family, state, and nation. A special guy.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
May God keep and show you peace during this storm.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sherry,
I am so sorry to hear about Tony. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.
Sandi (and Mike)Blalock
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sherry and Family
I am so sorry of your loss. I know the good lord is going to look after you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love Robin
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Tony was one of kind and always put a smile on my face !
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Our prayers are with you all in this difficult time. I know it has been years since I have seen you guys but I have always held all of you close to my heart. Trust in God and know that he will be your strength.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sherry,
Please know that we are here for you and that our prayers are that your faith will carry you through until you and Tony meet again. For God has promised that He would never leave or forsaken us, just hold on tight to your faith. On behalf of the DCSL Board of Directors.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
My love and prayers are with you all at this sad time in your life. I pray that GOD will give you strength and ease the pain of loss that you feel.
Tony, please tell my Billy that I love him.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sorry for your loss, we are thinking about you and your family. Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do to help.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Botts Family,
There are no words that I can say that will give you the confort you need at a time like this but please know that God is right there beside you and has promised that He will never leave nor forsake you. Call on Him and He will confort you as no other can do. Remember He loves and cares for you. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

God Bless and Keep You,
Ida Crabtree Cox (Sister-in-Law to W.D. & Doug)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sherry,
We are so sorry to hear about Tony. Our prayers are with you.
Love,
Malcom and Carolyn Scott
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of Tony. I know this will be a very difficult/sad time for everyone, but I hope you can find comfort in knowing that you were all loved by a great and kind man. There are no words that can make this time easier, but hope you will hold and lean onto each other now and for always. Thinking of you all!!

Terri
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
For Sherry Botts & Family

Tony Botts was and will always remembered as being a family man. Tony's humor and sincerity towards all mankind will be remembered and honored. He was my right hand at the Motor Vehicles office and will be missed greatly. My sincere condolence to you all. Psalm 23
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Jason,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and hoping that the coming days allow you to celebrate his life with good stories and fond memories.
Thinking of you!
Terri
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