Ronald Lee Motley

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Ronald Lee Motley CHARLESTON - Ronald Lee Motley, 68, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 22, 2013. He will forever be remembered as a stellar trial lawyer, leader, innovator, loving father, grandfather and friend. Ron is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Motley Lee and son-in-law Carter Lee of West Chester, PA; grandchildren, Hutch, Eliza and Wilson; sister, Susan Motley of Goose Creek, SC; wife, Stephanie Poston Motley of Charleston and numerous cherished cousins and friends. Ron was the son of Woodrow Wilson Motley and Carrie Griffin Motley and is predeceased by his son, Mark Elliott Motley. He created the Mark Elliott Motley Foundation in loving memory of his son to help meet the health, education and welfare needs of children and young adults in the Charleston, SC community and beyond. Ron was born October 21, 1944 in Charleston, SC. He graduated from Chicora High School and earned a B.A. from the University of South Carolina and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was a founding member of Motley Rice LLC and took great pride in being a trial lawyer. Ron was also an avid reader, loved all animals, was a huge New York Yankees fan and was fiercely patriotic. He taught school, was a basketball coach and served in the United States Air Force. His generosity is legendary and he inspired deep loyalty from those who knew him best. A true champion of the underdog, he was a proud member of the American Association for Justice, a former president of the South Carolina Association for Justice, member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, the International Association of Trial Lawyers, and was very involved locally in YesCarolina. Though Ron was best known for his legal successes, his greatest pride was in his daughter, her family and his late son, Mark. Ron was many things - first and foremost he was kind and generous. He was brilliant, tenacious and a fighter for many causes. He was human yet bigger than life. His love of the law was driven by his compassion for the people he represented. He will be deeply missed by all who loved and admired him. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11 a.m., in the St. Andrews Church Ministry Center, 440 Whilden Street, Mount Pleasant, SC with a burial service immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, August 26, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the law office of Motley Rice LLC, 28 Bridgeside Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Memorials can be made to the Mark Elliott Motley Foundation, PO Box 1014, Charleston, SC 29402. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Aug. 25, 2013
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