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Dr. Wesley Robert "Bob" Mote, 83, of Moore died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Bob was born September 13, 1933 in Ardmore to Dr. Wesley Russell Mote and Claire Gibson Mote.
Bob grew up in Ardmore where he was active in Boy Scouts, ran track and was eager to explore science and world affairs. During World War ll he typed countless letters to serviceman around the world. Many men then sent Bob patches from their units along with letters with news from the front.
Bob graduated from Ardmore High School and from the University of Oklahoma. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and did residency and advanced work at Tulane University in New Orleans and Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. He held a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Mote was an Air Force physician serving in Japan and Utah. He served 39 years as a medical doctor at Tinker Air Force Base and retired as chief of occupational medicine.
Dr. Mote loved people and was a man of great compassion and generosity. He valued and put priority on family, friends and the future.
Dr. Mote was always learning and discovering. He was an avid reader, enjoyed music, especially New Orleans jazz, and loved to travel. Colorado, Canada and the Pacific Northwest were lifelong favorite destinations. He enjoyed travel throughout much of Europe and the United States as well as Peru, Costa Rica and many other places.
The week before his death he returned from a Lewis and Clark river cruise down the Columbia River.
Dr. Mote was preceded in death by his father and mother.
He is survived by his brother William G. 'Bill' Mote, Ardmore; nephew William Randall 'Randy' Mote, Tuttle; great nephews Shawn Michael Mote and Sarah, Elmore City, and Wesley Paul 'Wes' Mote and Leea, Bridge Creek; and great great nephews and niece Garrett, Tanner and Noah and Paisley Joyce. Bob is survived by his dear friend Sue Singleton, Westminster, Colorado.
The memorial service will be Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. at Wooster Funeral Home Chapel, 1601 South Chickasaw in Pauls Valley. Interment will be at the Elmore City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Public Health Scholarship #50538 (Wesley Robert Mote) at the OU Foundation, 100 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73069 or to the organization of one's choice. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Published on October 4, 2016
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