MOTLEY H.T. "Hank" Motley, Jr. 82 was born June 9, 1930 in Virginia and departed this life on November 14, 2012 in Circleville, at the residence of grandson Jose` Travis, after a lengthy battle with cancer, for the last 5 months, where he was lovingly cared for by Jose`, Krista and kids. He left Virginia at a very young age, grew up in NY and joined the Army at 17. He retired after 20 years of service including Korea & Vietnam. After he retired, he moved to Ohio where he met and married Betty Thomas. He was a Columbus Police officer and also owned the Ambassador Club. They were married 16 years before her passing. After a long while he moved to SC but came back to Ohio to spend his last days. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, Eula Randolph and step-daughter Lanie. Hank is survived by his daughter, Andrea Motley Crabtree of SC; step-daughter, Vicki (Jack) Ragland of Circleville; grandchildren, Eric, Marco and Jack Crabtree, Jose` (Krista) Travis of Circleville and Jodi Ragland of Lancaster; great grandchildren, Jalen, Chris, Angyl, Abagail, Gage, Angelo and Auri Travis; nephew, Lionel (Daphne) Randolph of NC; niece, LaVanna "Honey" Hatcher of NY; special friend, Craig Harris of Columbus and other family and friends, Susan and David Harris and family of SC. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday November 19, 2012 at the WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME, CIRCLEVILLE. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Berger Hospice. The family wishes to thank Berger Hospice for their loving care and support.
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Wellman Funeral Home
1455 North Court Street
Circleville, OH 43113
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 16, 2012