Carley Dewey Mott, Jr., age 89, of Canton, MS. peacefully passed to be with his Heavenly Father on May 3, 2023. Better known as “Sonny”, he was born on May 7, 1933, to Carley D. & Naomi Mott in Jackson, MS.
A Korean War Veteran, he served in the U S Navy, from 1951 to 1955. He was assigned to the USS PTARMIGAN AM-376. A naval ship used for the dangerous task of removing mines from mine fields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing. During his military service he received several medals and citations.
He retired with Jitney-Jungle, after 30+ years of service, as an over the road driver.
For 40+ years, he enjoyed being an active Deacon, an avid Sunday School teacher and on occasion, a substitute when the pastor was unavailable at both Center Terrace Baptist Church and most recently Fellowship Christian Assembly of Canton, MS.
In April of 2023, he was presented his 60-year Masonic Anniversary Lapel Pin from the Canton Masonic Lodge.
Sonny is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Barbara Nicholson Mott, as well as 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
The surviving members of his family are his current wife, Hilda E. Mott, son, Michael D. Mott (Ann) and daughter Donna G. Mott. He leaves behind grandchildren, Chad Mott, LeeAnn M. McClure (Jason), Nicole Mott, Lauren M. Brannan (Taylor), Carla Dawson (Scott), Jeremy Dawson, 8 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many extended family members.
Sonny was truly a Man of God, not only did he “talk the talk, but he walked the walk.” In his own words, BIBLE stood for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 8th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Breeland Funeral Home. Brother Danny Berry will officiate chapel services following visitation. Interment at Canton City Cemetery.
Pallbearers Denny Foil, Chad Mott, Billy Ray Permenter, Gerald Pickle, Curtis Smith, and Nelson Temple will carry Sonny to his final resting place.
lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Sonny’s and God’s church, Fellowship Christian Assembly of Canton, MS.
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