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Motteram, Jr., Edward Lewis

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September 29, 1947 - May 22, 2019

Motteram, Jr., Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis Motteram, Jr. (Gus) age 71, died peacefully on May 22, 2019 at 5:58 p.m. with his heartbroken wife Jo-Anne holding his hand and his large and loving family surrounding him. His death followed a very brief illness. The world lost a bit of its brightness when he passed into the golden rain of his heavenly and eternal home.

He was born September 29, 1947 in Homestead, PA and was the oldest son of Edward L. Motteram Sr. and Alberta Naomi Owens.

Ed proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1973, when he was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant after serving as an Instrument Instructor for new pilots. After his discharge he returned to college and completed his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He worked briefly at Texas Instruments and Gardner Denver.   He retired in June of 2013 from Flowtronix/Xylem where he worked for many years as a sales engineer, selling and designing pumps for irrigation and fire suppression systems.  He traveled extensively throughout the U.S. for his job and was fortunate enough to play golf at some of the country’s premier courses as a perk of his work.

Ed was an avid reader of The Bible, and had an amazing memory for scripture. He enjoyed reading and research about WWII and could wax on for hours about the personalities and strategies of the military leaders of the time.

Ed also was a model railroader, designing track layouts and towns around his N-scale setup. He spent many hours in his “man cave”, always changing and perfecting the details.  He also received his pilot’s license and spent many hours in the air.

Ed was a member in good standing of Alcoholics Anonymous since June 1, 1990 and served his group in various capacities over the years.

After his marriage to Jo-Anne in 2014 they went on many “adventures” across our great country. From Yellowstone National Park to the Grand Canyon and the Adirondacks of New York State and many places in between. They spent many hours driving and observing the beauty of God’s works on earth.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, Jo-Anne of Richardson, Texas as well as brother David Motteram and wife Gina of Rowlett, TX; sisters Judith Griffin (Bill) of Dallas, Texas; Jeanne (Charles) Stevens of Stratham, GA; Ellen (David) Gehl of Houston, TX; and Jane (Steve) Sheffler of Rowlett, TX as well as daughters Holly Motteram of Wylie, Texas and Heather Motteram. Ed was an amazing Uncle Gus to his many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and “Grandpa Ed” to Madison Delaney, Katherine Walker, William, Ellie and Tommy Slaughter, and great grandfather to Brylee Bosher.

Five years ago Ed acquired a bonus family when he married Jo-Anne. He was loved greatly by her son David Slaughter and wife Tanya as well as her daughter Becky Friedman and husband Jerry. He also gained another large family with Jo-Anne’s 8 siblings who embraced him as their own.

Ed was a family man from the start to the very end. His best memories were from family reunions, holiday gatherings and just good times with his siblings and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Network of Community Ministries in Richardson, Texas or the 24 Hour Club in Dallas, Texas. Inurnment will be at DFW National Cemetery at a later date.


A Memorial Service for Edward will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:30pm at Aria Funeral Home located at 19310 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75252.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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Richard Embry

May 27, 2019 10:37PM

Along with many other fellow employees at Flowtronex PSI, it was my privilege to have known and worked with Ed. Ed and I enjoyed a special bond that airplane owners and pilots share, and we spent many hours engaged in "hangar talk." Ed was indeed very good at his job as an applications engineer, and his great dry wit made every call to Ed for help something to look forward to.
I am so glad to hear that Ed's life with Jo-Anne and their families was filled with fun and joy. No one deserved that more than Ed.

Candy Carlson

May 25, 2019 7:29PM

So sorry for your loss. You will be in everyone’s hearts and of course always thoughts.
Bye Cuz.

Carol Brandyberry

May 25, 2019 5:24PM

Condolances from Uncle Eddie and me. We haven't seen Gus in years but remember him fondly. I'm sorry for your loss.

Vicki Sedon

May 25, 2019 1:49PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how important Ed was to you and he was comitted to those he loved. I am praying for you. Love Vicki Sedon

John Foster

May 25, 2019 7:01AM

I am honored and blessed to have known Ed. He was a wonderful mentor and truly a blessing in my life. My condolences.

John E Swindle

May 25, 2019 6:49AM

I will always remember Ed from my time working with him at Flowtronex PSI in the days of the golf boom. I will remember Ed as a kind, gentle, good man that was very good at his job at FPSI. Rest in Peace Ed, you will be missed.

Joe Cormier

May 24, 2019 7:32PM

Please accept my most sincerest condolences.

CJ Lawlis

May 24, 2019 6:40PM

Ed was such a sweet and loving husband to Jo-Anne. I feel privileged to have known him for the short time I did. I know he will be missed by many.

Terry Sage

May 24, 2019 6:35PM

RIP Brother, we will take it from here ! Blue sky's and white puffy clouds !🙏

Patty Hoover

May 24, 2019 5:39PM

So sorry for the families loss. I first knew him is Gus not sure when he reverted back to Ed. But I would say this man made a great contribution To his family and joanne’s and will be sorely missed. Thinking of all his siblings and what they might be going through. My heart aches for all.

Christian and Angel Stevens

May 24, 2019 5:33PM

When we think of Uncle Gus John 10:10b comes to mind, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." "More abundantly" means to have a superabundance of a thing. "Abundant life" refers to life in its abounding fullness of joy and strength for mind, body, and soul, which is exactly how we remember Uncle Gus living life. He is already missed here on earth.

Jeanne Stevens

May 24, 2019 5:27PM

I will miss my brother and “partner in crime” from younger years more than I can say . He has been here all my life and there will be a hole in my heart in his absence .

Sherry Jones

May 24, 2019 5:09PM

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Ed's quick wit and knowledge of so many subjects. His love for Joanne was so evident and sincere.