Richard L. Motes, 69
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KENNEBUNKPORT -- Richard L. Motes, 69, of Kennebunkport, passed away after a long illness on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Although he had many debilitating health issues, Richard remained strong while keeping a positive outlook and taking care of those that loved him. He was often seen employing his keen sense of humor to bring smiles to the faces of those around him.
Richard was born on July 23, 1944, in Portland, to Constance Mae (Gordon) Harrison, and Wilson Brown Motes. He grew up in Shreveport, La., and graduated from Bossier City High School in 1963. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.
Returning home to Maine in 1967, Richard built a successful painting business and a beautiful family. In 1978, he became the owner/operator of the Goose Rocks Beach Motor Inn and soon after began a professional real estate career and founded Sand Dollar Real Estate in Goose Rocks Beach. He was a successful businessman and loving father.
Richard was predeceased by his sister, Gloria Brown. He is survived by his son and daughter- in-law, Wilson (Bill) and Laurie Motes of Tampa, Fla., his daughter, Heather Motes of Arundel; his grandchildren, Mariah Perez Gonzalez, Tyler Motes, Matthew Motes and Sophie Motes; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ellen Motes of Oil City, La., brother David Motes of Virginia, and sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Jim Walmsley of Texas.
A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Port Road, Kennebunk on June 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are welcome. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com.
may be made to:
The Eric Brazier Memorial Fund
Brain Injury Research
Care of Riverridge
3 Brazier Lane
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Richard L. Motes
Bibber Memorial Chapel
67 Summer Street Kennebunk, ME 04043
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 4, 2014