Mott, Rev. James O.
84, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was predeceased by his daughters Judith (Mott) Mock, Cynthia (Mott) Whitaker and brother Gorman Mott. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Meribeth; children Sharon (Don) Baker, Millerton, PA; Tim (Kim) Mott, Greenville, TX; Lynette (Jim) Bryan, Johnson City, NY; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers Wesley Mott, Earl Mott, Robert Mott and Arthur Mott, Jr. Jim was born in Dryden, NY in 1932 to the late Arthur and Essie Mott. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School, Florida in 1950, received his Bachelor of Theology in 1971 from Fort Wayne Bible College, and was ordained at the Winchester Road Baptist Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1971. Jim was a veteran of the US Navy serving from 1952-1956. He was the Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, NY, Regular Baptist Church in Elmira, NY and served as an interim pastor in NY and PA for several churches. Jim was awarded the Fellowship Faithful Award in 2010 from the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches in recognition of many years of faithful service and dedication. He was also an accomplished cabinet maker and woodworker; making toys, gifts and furniture. Jim was also involved with the Eagle Scouts which awarded him with the Bronze Palm. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, at 2:00pm, at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 729 Main St, Vestal. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 1:00pm until the time of services at the church. A private burial will be held at the family's convenience.
Published by Press & Sun-Bulletin from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2017.