Darrel Wayne Mote was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Sharon to Lile B. Mote and Dottie Mae Adams Mote. He passed from this life on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Oklahoma City, having reached the age of 63 years, nine months, and 25 days. He graduated from high school in 1968, and then attended Alva State College before transferring to Oklahoma State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. From 1972 to 1974 he was a journeyman with the Baptist Association in the Philippines. From 1975 through 1979, he attended seminary and received his masters of divinity.
He enjoyed playing softball and played with the Ft. Worth Church League; OS Hawkins; Rajan Cajuns; Seminary Students League, Family Life Center and other tournament teams. At the time of his death, he was serving as minister for the Ralston First Baptist Church, Ralston.
Darrel is survived by his wife, Debbie; children, Joe and Lisa Woods, Shane and Lori Woods, and Jeremy and Christy Woods; eight grandchildren, Austin, Katelyn, Rocky, Joelee, Madison, Cammie, Joe, and Billy Joe Woods, all of Morrison; brother, Duane Mote and his wife, Carol, Sharon; sister, Kay Mote, Enid; sisters-in-law, Charlotte and Jime Denson, Arkansas City, Kans., and Penny and Jon Kindlesparger, Ft. Scott, Kans.; brothers-in-law, Rick Wagner and his wife, Cara, Arkansas City, Kans., and Ronnie Wagner and his wife Tammy, Arkansas City, Kans; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Darrel was preceded in death by his parents, and special aunts, Margary Darden and Martha Mote.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday at the Ralston First Baptist Church, Ralston, with Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Interment will be at Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee.