John Steven Steve Motley
1956 - 2021
Summers Funeral Home - Ustick Chapel - Meridian
3629 East Ustick Road
Meridian, ID
John Steven Motley

August 20, 1956 - May 18, 2021

John Steven "Steve" Motley, 64, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at his home in Meridian, Idaho. He was born on August 20, 1956, in Danville, Virginia, to Douglas Lee and Lottie Belle Starr Motley.

A 1974 graduate of George Washington High School and a graduate of Averett College, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corops, both enlisted and as an officer, retiring as a Captain in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Teresa Norton Motley; five children, JD (Keri) Motley and Jessaca White (Nick) of Meridian, Rachel Motley and Charlotte Motley of Boise, Idaho, and Virginia Olson (Christian) of Gresham, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and sister, Teresa Thomson (Lee) of Henderson, Nev. He was predeceased by his parents and his son, Jared Steven Motley.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Monday, May 24, 2021, at

Summers Funeral Home

3629 East Ustick Rd., Meridian, ID 83642
Published by Danville and Rockingham County on May 23, 2021.
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Today is Veteran's Day and I wanted to tell his family I really miss Steve. In the last few months I have been through some situations that Steve and I could have had a discussion about. He was so informative with regards to resonance, reincarnation and the next dimension. I know he is keeping an eye on this country.
Valerie from Vacaville
November 11, 2021
When I heard in August that Steve had passed away, I was totally shocked. I listened to Steve for years. Even spoke on the phone to him three yrs ago, and we both laughed and said, you sound just like me. Thinking about you Steve, and just know in my heart you saw those golden gates and entered. You'll be studying and resting for awhile and before you can snap your fingers, you will agree to come back down to this insanity and assist mankind towards ENLIGHTENMENT.
Judy A. Caler
November 9, 2021
Heartbroken to hear of Steve´s passing - he was a true red blooded American Patriot who made everybody´s life better by his wisdom, knowledge and service to god. He will be dearly missed.
Ed Hannaford
October 11, 2021
Steve and family I was watching a video this morning on the hundredth monkey. You and your legacy were brought to my mind. An internet search for you, I found you had passed into another realm of life. I was blessed with the sharing of your knowledge on many subjects. Thank you. Peace be with you in your realm now. Sincere wishes of hope for a better future to your family.
Debra Hall
September 16, 2021
I had listened to Steve on YouTube for years. I was just looking for his videos, not getting any updates, and was shocked to learn of his passing. Many condolences to his family and friends. Steve had sent me a bottle of the Hempworks CBD oil for free to help ease my spinal pain, God BLESS the man, he will never be forgotten. I looked up to Steve as a brother and a friend, Thank you for your service, and your advice through the years. You will be truly missed.
Joe Kavalousky
September 5, 2021
I see from Janie below it is your birthday. Happy Birthday in Heaven. I hope you are still keeping your eyes on us. We need you so much and miss you.
Valerie from Vacaville
August 22, 2021
Happy Birthday will be remembered always and I feel you are With us and cheering us on. Thank you For your inspiration you shared with us Patriots.
August 21, 2021
I had thought of Brother Steve today and wondered why I had not seen any videos pop up on UTUBE-thinking perhaps he was in UTube `lockdown´ My heart was broken when I discovered the reality. But now, a couple of hours later, I am rejoicing because I realize today is Steve´s Birthday! Steve is still Speaking--we just can´t see him. May all of his family and friends listen closely...much of what he said, bears repeating.
Shay Lutz
August 20, 2021
So sad to lose such an amazing patriot. He was always so full of enthusiasm and I really enjoyed hearing his updates and his stories. Really wish he could cross the finish line with us, but we will carry a torch for him! Steve, you have played an important part in this transition we are going through, and you will be remembered for all your dedication. I know that you know that you are loved and appreciated and will be missed. I trust that you are in a good place on some other plane of existence.
Lloyd Springer
July 23, 2021
Just heard about Steve's passing. He was a true Patriot and appreciated his channel. Please accept my condolences.
July 18, 2021
Steven was a true patriot and all around nice guy. He will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to all of his family during this difficult time.
July 14, 2021
I spent hundreds of hours listening to Steve over the past several years. I was looking for him and found his obituary. I'm going to miss him so much.
Janice Dale
July 14, 2021
loved Steve
July 13, 2021
My sincere sympathy goes out to Steve's family! I had been searching everywhere for his podcasts! He spoke often of his family which he loved dearly! Please know how much he was adored by his listeners! We will miss his knowledge, his passion and his positive attitude! RIP dear friend!
July 9, 2021
So sad to hear of our brother Steve's passing. He was a true patriot and I'll miss him and his uplifting videos. We have an angel to fight for us from above.
Tara DeVine
July 8, 2021
I had missed hearing from Mr. Motley on his videos. I am so sad about his sudden passing. I'm married to a Marine and enjoyed Mr. Motley's wisdom and perspective. Prayers for all family that read this. He spoke about his children with great love and pride. Be blessed! I'm so sorry for your loss!
Lisa Elliott
July 7, 2021
So sorry to hear this bad news, I've been watching Steve for 3 years, always found his intel interesting and he was uplifting. Our condolenses to his family.
Gary & Stephany Moody
July 7, 2021
I enjoyed hearing Steve talk about his life experiences in military and life in general. Watched just about everyday on his Youtube channel and enjoyed his company .May the Good Lord's peace be with all of his family
Sam W
July 3, 2021
sorry for your loss!! i've never meet him, but I thought he was a good man! hope I meet him in the next life!
June 30, 2021
I ment truth warriar have been following Steve for 7 years loved him, he was wise and funny. I am sorry fore your loss. I feel like I have lost a good friend.
john from england
June 29, 2021
wonderful truth worrier god bless you steve.
john from england
June 29, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this! He was an amazing person and loved his family and country.
June 28, 2021
So sad to hear of Steve's untimely passing. He was a great inspiration on You Tube. I have no doubt he is in a better place of great joy in heaven.
Linda Berch
June 27, 2021
What an honor it was to fight by your side, my brother. You were one of the biggest fighter out there. You will be so missed. WWG1WGA
Oceanblue Kathleen Mcalpine
June 27, 2021
Shocked! I met Steve at the Ohio CBD convention after enjoying watching many of his programs on TV. He has passed into the next dimension. Prayers go out to his loving family.
Glenna E
June 24, 2021
I had the privilege to meet Steve in Florida at a Hempworx convention after watching his great videos for several yrs. A true American & Patriot and a sincere Gentleman. YOU will be missed SIR! SEMPER FI. GODSPEED. REST IN PEACE.
Raymond Dionne
June 23, 2021
Listened often to Steve's video's. Always respected his point of view. A TRUE Patriot and Fine representative of a Faithful American. Thank you for your Service. You will be missed. My Condolences to ALL His Family and Friends.
June 21, 2021
I am hoping his daughter can make a video For all of us..another utuber son took over His mom's utube..we miss him. Blessings
June 19, 2021
Just a word to the family of this wonderful soul that was and is, in the 5th dimension, Steve Motely, the "Retired Marine Sounds Off". I am from a military family, and Dad was a Chaplain for 34 years. I know how hard it is to be promoted and rise in the ranks as Motley did. He was a man of great honor and integrity, but more importantly, he inspired others with his willingness to reach out and touch anothers life. He certainly touched mine. I am just learning of his passing. I found myself looking for his podcasts and missing them. Motley was a smart, honest person but he was funny and passionate, and he will not be forgotten. God bless the family. In his last podcast he spoke of the kids, and grandkids and my heart goes out to all the family. Your Steve, was our Steve and he made a difference. His living was certaintly not in vane.
Kevin M.
June 17, 2021
I have been listening to Steve since 2017. I consider him a friend. Condolences to his family and others. I know he is an angel looking over us now.
Valerie from Vacaville
June 14, 2021
Kindest regards and deepest sympathy to Steve's family and friends. So sorry for your loss.
June 14, 2021
I am very stunned at the passing of Retired Marine Steve. Prayers for his family. Rest In Peace Sir.
Carmen Glancy
June 13, 2021
Shocked to tears to learn this news! To me, you will always be "Uncle Steve!" All Heaven salutes you, Sir, for your passionate patriotism and lifelong sacrifice in defense of our Great Nation. Semper Fi. . .God Bless your family and friends everywhere. . .Rest in Peace. . .
Alyse Lounsberry
June 9, 2021
we really enjoyed listening to Steve. We will miss our fellow Virginian. He was a blessing and will be so missed.
Robin & Barry Sites
June 9, 2021
I listened to Steve every day while driving. I miss his voice. He was taken too early.
Matthew David Rinlee
June 7, 2021
I came to "know" Major Steve roughly 5-yrs ago when I discovered his presence on YouTube. I laughed, swore, and cried with him. He professed a faith I believed. I have been searching for him since his May 4th podcast. Besides his immediate family, he leaves a legion of followers for whom he was the spokesman! God bless you, Major Steve!
Jim Belman
June 5, 2021
We are absolutely shocked and deeply saddened by Steves passing. What an emense hole in our hearts. It will never be filled. We did not know Steve. We communicated breifly through email a couple times though. Dear Lord of the heavens, this man was instrumental in our search for truth. What a captivating communicator. We miss him and our hearts will always have an empty corner waiting. Our sincere condolences to all of Steves family and anyone who called him friend. You are blessed to have known him. Though we did not know this man, we will never forget him.
Michelle and Eric
June 2, 2021
I knew Steve when he lived in Danville and prior to the Marine Corp, we had some good times in his Dodge charger. RIP Brother
Bruce Martin
May 25, 2021
Truly sad to hear about Steve- I was hoping to see him again as it has been a very long time. My prayers are with the family.
Roger Cox
May 24, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to each family member and grandchildren. I just cannot express enough how much Steve helped many people with his knowledge and wisdom. Not to mention his way of making us laugh, he had a gift for helping people and informing us with as much as he could. What a huge void there will be without this man. I want to Thank him for serving in this great country of ours to give us our freedom and for all of his messages to keep us informed! God Bless you all!!!!!!
Tracy Thacker
May 24, 2021
Sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We were classmates at GW and were in the same car together in Drivers ED
Ronald Hairston
May 24, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss..Steve will be missed greatly. I loved listening to him..he was fun loving and a decent Man..god bless him and his family.
Janie howard
May 23, 2021
I'm genuinely shocked, it was only a few days ago I was listening to Steve's last podcast...God took you home Sir to a better place!
Gord Orr
May 23, 2021
I´m very sorry to hear this sad news. Steve and I went to school together, worked in Dan River Mills and joined the Marines on the buddy plan together. Although I have not seen him in many years we were still brothers. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Frank Harvey- Sutherlin, VA
Frank Harvey
May 23, 2021
Teresa- I am so sorry to hear of Steve´s passing. I am praying for you and all of your family during this difficult time.
Jennifer Bradley Wiles
May 23, 2021
I never met Steve face to face but I felt I knew him as a brother. To me he was the most loving man I ever met. As in football he left in all on the field. "Failure was not an option." I will forever remember and honor Steve Motley as long as I live! I will forever pray for him and his family. I know he will be with me in Spirit . I have a more powerful friend now in the universe than when he was on earth. I love you Steve Motley! Your reward is great in heaven for your great efforts to help mankind.
Stan Landers
May 22, 2021
I am shocked to hear Steve passed. My condolences to his beloved family.Steve was a good man he will be remembered as an inspiration to all who knew him.
Patsy Adams
May 22, 2021
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