- Local Guide
William Alvin Motter, 80, passed away, Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his residence in Tifton, Ga., after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 21, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Beulah Claire Fireman and Fredrick Charles Motter.
Mr. Motter was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he learned his electronics trade. He later joined IBM machines and was one of the technicians who worked on electronics for the early Apollo missions.
He was a Master Mason with the Masonic Lodge No. 43, Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and Knights Templar. He also supported the Virginia State Police as a volunteer for many years.
His never-ending donation of time and money to help others is a testament to the quality of person that he was.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Lisa and Eugene Gilmore of Tifton, and Gina and Davis Shifflett of Culpeper, Va,; two sons, Neil and Darlene Motter of Tifton, and William Allen Motter of Wayland, Mich.; four grandchildren, Melissa Pagbeleguem of Sewickley, Joseph Gilmore of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Seth Bargonetti of Richmond, Va., and Johnathan Gilmore of Tifton; three great-grandchildren, Georgia Imogene Williams, Benjamin Pagbeleguem and Jalen Foster, all of Sewickley; four brothers, Bob, Chuck, Clark and Eugene; and eight sisters, Alice, Betty, Beulah, Geraldine, Grace, Joyce, Lillian and Velma.
Friends were received Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at the Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, Va.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Clore-English Chapel with interment in the Culpeper Masonic Cemetery in Culpeper.
Mr. Motter's request was for others to donate to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 (www.alz.org); the Culpeper Masonic Lodge No. 43, 209 E. Davis St., Culpeper, Va. 22701; or any law enforcement benevolent association.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting clore-english.com.