BURLINGTON - Mr. Walter Theo "Pete" Mottinger III, 76, died peacefully at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at 1:45 a.m. He fought a valiant battle with prostate cancer for the past 10 years.
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An only child, Pete was born in Burlington, N.C. March 12, 1937, to the late Walter T. "Pete" Mottinger Jr. and Helen Vincent Mottinger. He was a graduate of Walter Williams High School, Class of 1955, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 1960. After college, he joined the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked for over 40 years for Engineered Plastics Inc. in Gibsonville, N.C. He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Open Door Sunday School class. As a young man, he was a member of the Burlington Jaycees and for many years an active member of the Burlington Kiwanis Club. He was an avid golfer in his younger days and his favorite pastime was reading about history, especially that of World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Doris Teague Mottinger, of the home; two sons, Kenneth Vincent Mottinger of Gibsonville and Walter T. "Ted" Mottinger IV and wife Michelle of Greensboro; two grandsons, Zachary and Matthew of Greensboro; sister-in-law, Frances Teague Tate and life-long friend and brother-in-law, Jim Tate, of Burlington; brother-in-law, Jim Teague; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Teague of Burlington. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Pearl Vincent; his parents; and an infant son, Stephen Teague Mottinger.
A celebration of his life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Burlington on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. by Dr. Ronald L. Shive, with a reception following the service in the John Knox Room of the church. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice League of Alamance-Caswell (Hospice Home), 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or to the First Presbyterian Church Furniture Ministry, 508 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215 or any other
The family wishes to thank his wonderful caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care and Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell.
Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2013