Kim Mote '72
May 21, 2020 11:17 AM
updated: May 21, 2020 11:21 AM
Kim Allen Mote
April 25, 1950 - May 18, 2020
Kim Allen Mote was born in Shields Township, IL at Great Lakes Naval hospital on April 25th, 1950. Raised an Army brat he moved frequently, living in Germany, Alaska, and around the United States. He attended Texas A&M as a member of the Corp of Cadets and
upon graduation was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, continuing his family’s military legacy in service to the United Sates.
Before graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction, Kim met the love of his life Marie Landgraf. They were married shortly after his graduation and before reporting to officer camp. Kim served in the US Army for over 20 years, stationed
in Germany (twice), Korea, and the Virginia Military Institute (VMI); he achieved Ranger Corps status, Jump Master, Airborne, Legion of Merit and the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retirement. He transitioned into a successful civilian career in waste management;
later serving the City of Fort Worth for over 10 years, before retiring a second time to spend time with family, traveling, volunteering, and tooling around in his Volvo convertible.
Mr. Mote is survived by his loving wife of almost 48 years, Marie; their two daughters Leslie Grant and Leah Harris and their spouses; sister Sharon Franke. Kim is also survived by his enthusiastic grandchildren Caroline, Reagan and Graham; numerous brothers-
and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He has instilled his love of family, service, and travel into the family he leaves behind.
A private funeral mass will be held and at a later date internment service at DFW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Habitat for Humanity @ 9333 N. Normandale St. Fort Worth, TX where
he was a Green Hat volunteer or Army Emergency Relief @ 2530 Christal Dr. Suite #13161 Arlington, VA.