Rickey Carl Mott

By | June 27, 2018 9:57 am

Rickey Carl Mott, 63, of Sparta, passed away June 25, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Mott was born June 14, 1955, in Sparta, to Josephine “Jo” Greene Mott and Benny Carl Mott.

He worked in the public works department for the City of Sparta. He was a longtime, active member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church and an avid outdoorsman, but most importantly, he was “Pa” to his family and work family.

Mr. Mott was preceded in death by his father; his grandmothers, Myrtle Hicks, Lily ” Granny Bill” Griffin; and grandfathers, Robert Edward Greene and Isaac Mott.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lora Gaye Melton Mott, of Sparta; son, Jason (Nora) Mott, of Sparta; daughter, Danyelle (Greg) Hawkins, of Sparta; grandchildren, Aylah Mott, Ansley Mott, Julianne Guy, Ethan Guy, Brayden Hawkins, Brynn Hawkins; great-grandchildren, Rheagan and Seth; mother, Jo Mott, of Livingston; brother, Fabian (Lisa) Mott, of Clinton; sisters,

Sherry (Bill) Sells, Tammy Mott, both of Livingston; mother-in-law, Nina Melton, of Livingston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., June 28, 2018, at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, with a private family service, on June 29. Doug Benningfield will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hickory Valley Baptist Church Youth Group.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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