Joel C. Mott, 82, passed away on July 3, 2017 at his home in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
He was born in Chester, Florida on March 7, 1935, son of the late Clarence and Leonie Freeman Mott. Joel was a graduate of Yulee High School where he enjoyed playing basketball and skipping school to go drum fishing. He retired from Rayonier and moved to Bristol, GA where he enjoyed gardening, raising a cow or two and gathering his pecan crops. His family finally convinced him to move back to his old stomping grounds where he spent his last 3 years being loved and spoiled.
He is survived by his sons Joel (Vicki) Mott of McDonough, GA, Stan (Sherry) Mott of Johnson City, TN, Terry (Sonia) Mott of Yulee, FL, Travis Melton of Charleston, SC, daughters Susan (Carey) Gill of Fernandina Beach, FL and Darlene (Mark) Lazo of Mayport, FL, sister Lois Scott, Fernandina Beach, FL, sisters-in-law Gladys Browning and Pat Mott, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his devoted little dog, Buddy.
He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Mott, grandson Bennie Mott, brothers Glen Mott and Charles Mott, sisters Lillian (Melvin) Dougherty and Myrtle (Irby) Turner.
Joel’s family would like to express their gratitude to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida for the care and support received. Finally, there are no words to express how blessed dad was with the love and personal care provided by a wonderful group of ladies that went above and beyond.
Services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard with Rev. Hartford Peeples officiating
The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at the funeral home.
He will be laid to rest in Chester Cemetery in Yulee, Fl.