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David Mott

January 31, 1923 — August 17, 2021

David Mott

David Bradley Mott, 98 years, of the Villages, Florida and of Eastport, Michigan passed away peacefully on August 17, 2021.  He was born on January 31, 1923 in Detroit, the oldest son of Ruth and Harold Mott.

David attended Cranbrook School and Dartmouth College.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII and Korea.  He began his career as a sales representative in the food industry.  He loved all sports, especially sailing, tennis, skiing and pickleball.  He enjoyed carpentry and built his cottage on Grand Traverse Bay, in the place he loved.

David is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Mark) Olson, Katherine (Dennis) Wolf and Anne (Mike) Genette; eight grandchildren, Bradley Wolf, Andrea (Drew) Goddard, Erika (Peter) Smith, Ryan Wolf, Kristi (Mark) Karagelian, Brandon (fiancé-Jenny) Genette, Charlie Genette, Greg (fiancé-Sam) Genette; and six great grandchildren.  He is also survived by Barbara Mott Hulbert, the mother of his daughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Harold Mott; two brothers, Douglas and Richard; and wife Helen Nation Mott.

Funeral services will take place at 2p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Eastport Baptist Church, 5910 M-88, Eastport, Michigan.  All are invited to participate in a procession to Lakeview Cemetery for a burial with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or Munson Hospice House, c/o Munson Hospice, 1150 Medical Campus, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Arrangements are in the care of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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