Obituary: Roger T. 'Tip' Motley, 61, of Hannibal

Roger "Tip" Motley
Posted: Dec. 9, 2019 12:27 pm

Roger T. "Tip" Motley, 61, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Roger's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. There will be no funeral services. Private burial will be at Barkley Cemetery in New London, Mo.

Roger was born July 26, 1958, in Middletown, Mo., to Ernest "Bud" Motley and Katherine "Marge" Eales Motley.

Survivors include his mother of Hannibal; one sister, Margie A. Clark of Hannibal; two brothers, William "Bill" Motley (Cathy) of Hannibal and Jerry Motley (Carla) of New London, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, William Eales and Lora Eales, and Ernest C. Motley and Ethel Motley; and long-time companion, Mary Fisher.

After attending early elementary school in Bowling Green, Mo., Roger graduated from Hannibal High School in 1976. He worked as a foreman for his brother, Bill's, company, B and D Concrete Inc., until his retirement, due to failing health. Roger liked to travel, and especially enjoyed visiting the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. He was an avid fisherman and liked partaking in challenges such as swimming the Mississippi River, bank to bank, as he did for a number of years, and skydiving, among many other activities. Roger enjoyed life at its fullest, spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Roger was a member of the New Hartford Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to POPS Club or Barkley Cemetery.

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