George Washington Motley, III, 77 of Stratford Harbor in Westmoreland County, VA, passed onto his heavenly home on May 11, 2019 at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
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George was born in Danville, Virginia but moved shortly thereafter to Alexandria, Virginia along with his family at one year old.
He attended George Washington High School, also in Alexandria, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart of 59 years, Judith Kay Penn.
George worked at Value Engineering Electroplating several years before beginning his career in 1971 with the United States Capitol Police in Washington, DC. He spent the majority of his time assigned to the patrol Division as a Motor Officer.
He is involved in several significant events during his career including the dignitary protection detail at which time he was assigned to the late Senator Sam Ervin during the Watergate hearings.
George retired in 1998 to his beautiful dream home on the banks of the Potomac River in the Northern Neck area.
He was also involved with his community and was a member of several organizations to include The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge# 1, Washington, DC The Elks Lodge # 875,Fredericksburg, VA, The Eagles Lodge # 4123, Fredericksburg, VA, Montross Moose Lodge # 2333,Montross, VA and Colonial Beach Moose Lodge # 1267,Colonial Beach, VA. George was a Master Mason and was a lifetime member in good standing at Masonic Lodge #22 in Alexandria. One of his greatest hobbies was tinkering on his classic antique 1963 Chevrolet Corvair, which he completely restored.
George was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Motley, Jr. and the former, Isabel Viola Niesler along with a brother, Donald Ray Motley.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judith, a son, George W. Motley, IV (wife Ellen Hall of Fredericksburg, VA a grandson, George W. Motley, V (wife Ashley Pond) Stafford and a great grandchild on the way. One brother, Gerald Motley (wife Kitty Asbell) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Welch Funeral Home located at 17546 Kings Highway, Montross, VA 22520.
Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306