In Memoriam
Thomas J. Motley

Services Provided By

Lyerly Funeral Home


Thomas J. Motley

January 28, 1922 - June 18, 2013

Thomas J. Motley, 91 of Salisbury went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

He was born January 28, 1922 in Davie County the son of the late John Pinkney Motley and Annie Safley Motley.
Mr. Motley attended the schools of Rowan County. He retired from the City of Salisbury after 19 years of service as a Water Treatment Plant Operator. He was in the US Navy during WW II French Moraca North Africa Sea Bee division that built an air base in 1943. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lucille Agner Motley and son Thomas James Motley, Jr.

Left to cherish his memories are son, the Rev. Mike Motley and wife Sandy of Denton; daughter, Mary Anne Motley of the home; daughter-in-law, Molly Motley of Salisbury; sister, Ethel Jacob of Salisbury; grandchildren, Tommy Motley, Beth Motley-Bursell, Benjamin Motley, Andrew Motley and David Casey-Motley : great-grandchildren, Hope Bursell, Merci Bursell, Hannah Motley, Aiden Motley, Jacob Casey- Motley and Catie Casey-Motley.

Visitation: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM, Thursday June 20, 2013 at Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Trading ford Baptist Church the Rev. Mike Motley and Dr. Rick Cockerham. Burial will be in Rowan Memorial Park burial to follow with military honors conducted by The Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.

Memorial: Trading Ford Baptist Church Building Fund, 3600 Long Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146.