Lyle Motley, Jr.

Lyle C. Motley, Jr.

1941 - 2023

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Age 82 of Horseheads, NY. He was born March 4, 1941 in Danville, VA, son of the late Lyle C. Motley, Sr. and Elvin Boyd Ford and passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Lyle C. Motley III. Lyle is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ann (Sastri) Motley; daughters and their spouses Shearin & John Light with their son Carter of VA, Eustacia & Desare'a Rosastri with their daughter Shackleton of CO; sister and brother-in-law Sara & Ronald Chaney of VA. Lyle retired from the gas industry. He was a Vietnam veteran serving as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps where he received a Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, National Defense Metal, Air Metal 26th AWD, Presidential Citation, Combat Action Ribbon and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, August 11th from 5 to 7 pm. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 12th at 2 pm in North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira. Rev. Evan Hansen will officiate. Interment, with military funeral honors Arlington National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lyle through donations to North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 11, 2023
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
858 Lake Street
Elmira, New York, United States

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, August 12, 2023
North Presbyterian Church
921 College Avenue
Elmira, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia, United States