Bachelor of Science, Davidson College, 1949. Bachelor's Degree, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1954.
Pastor Lawrenceville (Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1954-1956, Rivermont Presbyterian Church, Chester, Virginia, 1956-1958. Youth minister First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1958-1961. Pastor Westminster Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina, 1961-1966, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, 1966-1969, Bow Creek Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1969-1972.
Special agent Jefferson Standard Insurance Company, Norfolk, 1972-1973. Exchange pastor St. Stevens and West Church of Scotland, Broughty Ferry, Scotland, 1972. Pastor Makemie/Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Churches, Accomac, Onancock, Virginia, 1974-1990.
Interim pastor Manokin Presbyterian Church, Princess Anne, Maryland, 1991, 92. Stated supply Clark Presbyterian Church, Daugherty, Virginia, 1993—2001. Interim pastor Chatham (Virginia) Presbyterian Church, since 2003.
District chairman Boy Scouts American First lieutenant United States Army, 1944-1946. Member Rotary (president Onancock Club, Paul Harris Fellow 1993), Drummondtown-Lee Ruritan Club (president).
Son of Thomas Motley and Mary Louise (McGuire) P. M. Nancy Marie Moore, June 29, 1957. Children: Mary Evelyn Plonk Lucas, William McGuire Plonk, Junior.