Joseph D. Motzno

Published 7:56 am Thursday, July 31, 2014

WOODLAND – Mr. Joseph David Motzno, age 90, formerly of Woodland, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Edgecombe Vidant Hospital.

Mr. Motzno was born November 24, 1923 in Suffolk, VA, the son of the late Samuel Robert Motzno and Jesse Griffin Motzno.

Mr. Motzno was a World War II Army Veteran having served his country in Europe, France and Belgium during the war.  He was owner of Motzno Clothing Store in Woodland for many years; a member of the Lions Club; member of the Woodland Men’s Club; a member of the Northampton County Economic Development Commission; and one of the original organizers and member of the Woodland Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife Nina Braswell Motzno; his children, Nanette Motzno Crawford and her husband Bryant of Hampstead, NC, Joseph David Motzno Jr. of Wilson, NC and Eric Motzno and his wife Nancy of Henderson, Nevada; three grandchildren, Jennifer Terry of Mount Pleasant, SC, Sabrina Motzno of Fredericksburg, VA and Joseph “Joey” David Motzno III of Fredericksburg, VA; and two great grandchildren, Reagan Elizabeth Terry and Nathan Motzno.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Woodland with the Rev. Lemar Wheeler and Dr. Ralph Brabban officiating.

The family will receive friends at Woodland Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, NC.