Center in Shelby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Luke (Jack) Motley, Jr.
Born in Tenaha, Texas, January 4, 1910 to Luke and Pauline Motley Sr. Moved to Center, Texas in 1937 to begin his banking career at Farmers State Bank serving as President 38 years and as Shelby County’s banker a total of 61 years. He was one of the main contributors in establishing the Poultry Industry, Center Plywood Co., E.L. Bruce Co., Center Development Foundation, and Center Country Club. He served his community as President of the Center ISD for 18 years, President of the Center Chamber of Commerce and a life member of the First Baptist Church.
He loved helping the people of Center and Shelby County and devoted his life to providing opportunities for their success. He could not do everything, but what he could do, he did.
Erected by Tyson Foods, et. al.
Location. 31° 48.364′ N, 94° 11.623′ W. Marker is in Center, Texas, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Express Boulevard and Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the main entrance to the John D. Windham Civic Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 146 Express Boulevard, Center TX 75935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Malcolm S. Weaver (here, next to this marker); John O. Moosberg (here, next to this marker); Martin Weaver (here, next to this marker); Martin McCoy Middleton (here, next to this marker); Poultry Pioneers Plaza (a few steps from this marker); John Joseph Emmett Gibson (approx. one mile away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shelby County (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center.
More about this marker. Marker is one of a group markers telling the stories of five pioneers in the Shelby County, Texas poultry industry
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Shelby County Texas Poultry Pioneers
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