SAN ANGELO Calvin Ross Motl, 82, passed away peacefully Friday night, Aug. 3, 2012, at Angelo Community Hospital after many complications from Parkinson disease. He was born July 11, 1930, in San Angelo, Texas and was the only child of George Motl and Liddy Chupik Motl. He graduated from San Angelo High School in 1947, and received a bachelor's degree in business from San Angelo College, now Angelo State. During his youth he helped his dad at Motl's Radiator Shop and later worked for Schonrock Trailer Company as a draftsman. Later he became Vice President for McRan, Inc. In 1972, he started his own business as an authorized Delta Steel Building dealer. He constructed buildings throughout Texas and New Mexico and many of the commercial buildings here in San Angelo. He was active in the community as a member of the San Angelo Jaycees, served on the board of the YMCA in the sixties, was a member of the Sundown Lion's Club for 30 years, a P.T.A. life member, and served on the Zoning Board of Adjustments from 2008 until 2011. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Bentwood Country Club where he enjoyed golf until his illness. He shared his love of hunting and fishing in Colorado and Wyoming with his father-in-law and brother-in-law until he took up snow skiing. It was what he enjoyed doing the most, especially with his friends and children and grandchildren. He traveled across the Midwest, trying out different popular ski areas. He kept a plaque in his office that read "If you can't ski in Heaven, I don't wanna go!" He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, JoAnn Messer Motl; and three children, Steven Ross Motl and wife Terri Harris Motl of San Angelo, Texas, Robert Lynn Motl and Rory Butler Motl of Austin and Lisa Motl Peace of The Woodlands. He was PaPa to the greatest grandkids on earth, Mason Ross Motl of Austin, Scott Ryan Motl of College Station, Lindsey Suanne, Shelby Lynn, Paige Elizabeth, and Callie Nicole Peace of The Woodlands. Pallbearers will be Paul Dehnel, Don Holley, Millard Calhoun, Bob Hambright, Curtiss Rosinbaum, Benny Stuard and grandsons Mason Motl and Scott Motl. Honorary pallbearers will be the granddaughters Lindsey, Shelby, Paige, and Callie Peace. Special thanks to Angels Home Health, Annie Diaz, Senior Care or San Angelo and all of the therapy gang, aides and nurses. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home, 435 W. Beauregard Ave. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at First United Methodist Church, 37 E. Beauregard Ave. Rev. Nathaniel Hankins and Rev. Sheree Maberry Harris will conduct the services. Family visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church or the American Parkinson Disease Association, www.APDAParkinson.org. 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" Family and friends may sign an online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from August 6 to August 7, 2012