Douglas Mote

July 14, 1957 - Feb. 3, 2018

 

Douglas  Mote,  60,  lifelong resident  of  Amherst,  Texas passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Amarillo.  He was born July 14, 1957 in Amherst to A.J and Melva Dean Mote. Doug graduated from Amherst High School in 1975.  He married Patty Bentley March 17, 1978 in Amherst,  and  she  passed  away in  2008.   Together  they  raised their  two  children  as Amherst Bulldogs,  just  like  their  dad. Doug  was  proud  to  be  from Amherst, and he supported his community and the school.   He was a loyal Bulldog fan until the end, and an avid Texas Tech Red Raider. He  loved  watching Texas Tech  sports,  and  was  always  proudly holding his “guns up!”.  Doug was a “goer”, he loved his trips to Ruidoso.  He was a gun fanatic, and liked shooting his guns.  He also enjoyed a good poker game, watching Westerns in his pj’s in his favorite chair, “socializing” with his friends, and he loved Elvis. He  was  a  kind  and  giving  man  with  a  heart  of  gold.    He  had  a genuine concern for others before himself, and that was shown in his many random acts of kindness.  He was the sort of man who took breakfast burritos to his “bank gals” on Fridays, and was the first one to lend a hand when a neighbor, or even a stranger, had a need.  Everyone loved Doug, and Doug loved people, especially his family.  His greatest joy was being “Pops” to his grandchildren. He never failed at showing his love to his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed as the glue that held his family together. He is survived by his fiancée, Alycia Ward of Littlefield; a daugh- ter, Kenda Mote of Amarillo; a son, Jason Mote and wife, Dee of Lubbock;  step-daughters,  Kylee  Kerby  of  Littlefield  and Tamra Acevedo of Lubbock; step-sons, Shawn Brantley of Brownfield and Chris Brantley of Arizona; 15 grandchildren, Jace Mote, Brynn Mote, Emma Mote, Jesse Mote, Jayden Mote, Isiah Cunningham, Hagen Brantley, Chesanie Brantley, Sydnie Brantley, Truett Kerby, Claire  Kerby,  Ella  Kerby,  Mason  Kerby,  Mia Acevedo,  Jaxon Acevedo, and one on the way, Emrie Acevedo; two sisters, Jalee Slate and husband, Mike of Littlefield, and Cassie Lackey and hus- band,  Steve  of  Ft. Worth;  a  brother,  Ronnie  “Butch”  Mote  of Amherst;  several  nieces  and  nephews  and  extended  family,  and many friends. Waiting for him in Heaven was his wife, Patty Mote; his parents; and his mother-in-law, Elsie Bentley. Celebration of Life services were held Tuesday morning, Febru- ary 6, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Amherst, with Pastor Ted Wilson officiating.  Interment followed in Fairlawn Cem- etery in Amherst. Serving as pallbearers were Jason Mote, Chris Brantley, Shawn Brantley, Billy Greener, Linda Greener, and Cliff Barrett.  Honorary pallbearers were Jace Mote, Jesse Mote, and Isiah Cuningham. I n lieu  of  flowers,  the  family  suggests  memorials  be  made  to  the Amherst EMS. Arrangements were under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield

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