Robert L. Mott

March 11, 1923 - February 20, 2016

03/11/1923 - 02/20/2016

Past Services

Thursday February 25, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Additional Information:

Celebration of life will be at Bob’s residence. 505 Chesopiean Trl. Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Maestas Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

Robert “Bob” L. Mott passed away at 92 surrounded by his family. Bob was hardworking and accomplished. He served in the Army in WWII. After the war he married the love of his life, Dorothy and remained a devoted husband for 67 years until her passing. Starting in Memphis TN, as an electrician, Bob moved on to build many top quality custom homes. In this phase Bob also became a private pilot. Relocating to Norfolk, Bob built the first 5 Holiday Inns in Norfolk and Va. Beach – the last one built was on the ocean front. Later, Bob moved to SW Florida and continued building outstanding homes and condos. With dedication, Bob shared his business sense and skills and always gave generously to many relatives and friends.
Bob is survived by 3 daughter, Elaine Sullivan, Glenda Haggerty (Bill) and Lee Davis (Boush); brother, Milton Mott; sister, Katherine Randell; grandchildren, Carey Sullivan, Bridgette and Austin Haggerty, Robbie, Leeann and Dorothy Davis; and great-grandchildren, Sloan and Carson Sullivan. Also left are extended family Harvey and Vicki Williams and children, Nichole, Erica and Harvey Jr.
The family will greet friends and celebrate the life of Bob at the home of Bob Mott, 505 Chesopeian Tr. Va. Beach, VA 23452, on Thursday Feb 25, from 5 – 7pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Rd. Va. Beach, VA 23462. Please visit to offer a note of condolence to the family.

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7 years ago

MR Mott was the most generous person i have ever meet. I was glad to be considered his friend, he always had a kind word to say, and new a littlebit about everything. He was truely one of a kind and will be missed by many. MR MOTT did more for me and my family than he ever knew. GOD BLESS YOU

Hilda Yoder (wife of the former Clark Yoder)
8 years ago

I am sorry to hear of Mr. Mott’s death but he has lived a long life and I want you to remember that our family loved him. May God bless you during this time. We have tried to get in touch with someone from the family but haven’t been able to as of yet.

Leon Tew
8 years ago

Bob, was special friend of our family for over 50 years. He was as close to being a brother to my father as anyone could be. He was a good man who loved life and enjoyed sharing it with his family and friends. His friendship will be missed, but he will live on in the fond memories we all have. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families .
Leon, David, and Jessie Tew

Faye & Bob Stewart
8 years ago

Our time together was short however I enjoyed knowing Bob and his family. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Nicholas Williams Jr. & Family
8 years ago

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Daughters and Families. May the Soul of your Father be at Peace with Our Heavenly Father. Bob R.I.P. !

Dorothy Hunsberger (Yoder)
8 years ago

I understand the trying times you as a family are going through at this time. Mr. Mott was a very special man and my Dad, Clark Yoder, enjoyed working for him for many years. We as a family are very thankful that Dad got a job with Mr. Mott. Just recently I was thinking about him and thought I would come see him the next time I was in the area. Now my Dad and him may be sharing fun times together. My prayers are with the family during this time.

Izzy and Lori Perez
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joy Ellison (Yoder)
8 years ago

Mr Mott, as we all knew him, was one of the best individuals I have had the pleasure of knowing. My dad, Clark Yoder, was one of his employees when he was building the Holiday Inns and worked for him for years after they were built, I have very fond memories of those days. The only problem I have is that I have NEVER been able to find an employer that is anywhere close to what my dad had in Mr Mott. He was the kindest, fairest and most caring man you could ever want to know. He will be greatly missed. I know him and daddy are having a great time together again!!! My prayers are with the family at your time of sorrow.

john sullivan
8 years ago

Bob was a guy who really enjoyed life. He enjoyed his family and his friends, and very much enjoyed the great success that he’d had in his life. He was appreciative of it.
Starting his life with a family that had very little in Depression era Memphis Tennessee, he worked hard and worked smart to lift he and his family to notable wealth. With this, he was able to help numerous other people to work toward their own dreams.
I never saw Bob read a book, but he read the news thoroughly and always seemed to be able to read between the lines better than most. He had a very healthy skepticism of all politicians and their sidekicks.
Money for Bob was a game, one that he had a knack of winning at. It wasn’t that he cared about money per se, or about having material things, but rather just the thrill of playing the game and moving the Chess pieces around.
He did not suffer fools easily, but he was known to give people many chances. Was he always easy to get along with? No. But he could be forgiving and seemed to understand life’s ebbs and flows.
I learned a lot from him, and he will always be an important part of my life. I’m thankful for that.
John Sullivan 2/21/16

Robert & Patricia Boehm
8 years ago

Bob was a good friend , mentor and a good example to me and my family . His generosity and council will be missed . He was an exceptional businessmen . Good by old friend .