Franklin Ray Mote

Franklin Ray Mote, 76, of Wade Paschal Road, Siler City died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UNC Hospitals.

Mr. Mote was born in Pender County on September 29, 1942 the son of James Sandlin and Effie (Blanton) Mote. Franklin was a member of Bible Believers Fellowship Church, Staley. He retired from Siler City Center as a maintenance worker and had previously worked at Mid-State Farms and Liberty Chair Company. He enjoyed working in his yard and time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Franklin never met a stranger and asked his family and friends to live their lives so that they would all meet in Heaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Franklin was survived by his wife of 54 years: Helen (Tyndall) Mote; son: Bobby R. Mote (Erica) of Durham; daughter: Tasha M. Taylor (Joseph) of Washington, NC; sister: Louvanie Charles of Lake Waccamaw; grandchildren, Courtney and Kody Ray; great-grandchildren, Dalton Lee Ray (his Buddy) and Georgia Brooke.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Bible Believers Fellowship Church, 286 North Main Street, Staley. The funeral will follow Wednesday at 2:00 at Bible Believers Fellowship Church with Rev. Wayne Roark officiating. Burial will be in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the wife.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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