Luther Bishop Mott
A Celebration of Life for Mr. Luther Bishop Mott, age 86, will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Ararat Baptist Church, with Rev. J.V. Davis officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 1 p.m. until funeral services commence at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in the Ararat Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Mott was an longtime and active member of Ararat Baptist Church prior to his illness.
He passed away Saturday afternoon following a dauntless battle with cancer.
Bishop was born June 5, 1927 in Middleton, Tennessee to the late Thomas Luther and Rosa Bishop Mott. He was raised with his late siblings, Maurice and Rose Irene, in the Porter's Creek Community in Hardeman County, where he received his education.
On March 25, 1951, Mr. Mott entered into the sacred union of marriage with his beloved wife, Martha Harris Mott. They celebrated fifty-nine years together in the Huntersville Community of Jackson, Tennessee prior to her death in 2010.
To this union was born three surviving children: Thomas H. Mott, Sr., Janice Mott Yarbrough (Joe), and Elaine Mott Page (James). He is also survived by six grandchildren: Tom Mott, Jr. (Stacey), Tina Perkins (Chad), Amy Dougan (Brian), Kathy Giovanetti (Victor), Matthew Page (Heather), and Nathan Page(Tara); eleven great-grandchildren: Braden Mott, Bryce Mott, Bailey Carmack, Madison Perkins, Landen Perkins, Myles Perkins, John Dougan, Josie Dougan, Maria Giovanetti, Emma Giovanetti, and Hudson Page. He was also blessed with many special nieces and nephews, and their children throughout his lifetime.
A proud veteran of United States Navy, Mr. Mott honorably served our country as a Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class in the Construction Battalion during World War II. He was a recipient of the World War II Victory Metal. Following his service in the Navy, Bishop continued to better the community through his employment with the State of Tennessee Highway Department until his retirement. His passion and a constant throughout his life was his love of the outdoors. In addition to years of owning a successful timber business and Mott Sawmill, he was a multi-generation farmer, leaving an agriculture legacy that will be appreciated by generations to come.
The family would like to extend sincere gratitude and appreciation for the loving care giving by the staff of the Jackson Oaks, Bells Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. David Bryan, Dr. A. L. Georgiou, Dr. Don McKnight, and Dr. Raymond Rhear.
His grandsons, along with nephews, Ken Couch and Joe Couch, will serve as Pallbearers. The members of the Men's Sunday School Class at Ararat will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Memorials may be directed to the Ararat Baptist Church Memorial Fund, at 3620 Brownsville Highway in Jackson, Tennessee 38301.
Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, (731) 424-2424.
Published in The Jackson Sun on Sept. 16, 2013