James Franklin “Jim” Matlock

James Franklin “Jim” Matlock

Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 4 Feb 2014 (aged 82)
Bradford, White County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Hutchinson, Independence County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 124830761 · View Source
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James "Jim" Franklin Matlock, 82, of Bradford passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Bradford. He was born April 30, 1931 in Ada, OK to Ruben H. Matlock and Dolly Gillihan Matlock. He served in the Army and was a POW during the Korean war for thirty three months. After leaving the Army, Jim worked as a machinist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his family time and was of the Full Gospel faith.

Survivors include his wife whom he married in 1956, Christine Matlock of the home; three sons, Tony Matlock of Marshall, Brad Matlock of Floral and Allen Matlock of Bradford; one daughter, Lisa Mann of Floral; sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Matlock; two sisters, Treva Middleton and Jo Hollingsworth and one infant brother.

Services were postponed due to the weather and will be announced later this week. Services will be at the Willis Funeral Service Chapel in Batesville. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Palestine Cemetery at Hutchinson Mountain. Pallbearers are Matthew Matlock, John Matlock, Justin Mann, Steven Mann, Clay Sims, Michael Matlock, Wade Thomas, Kevin Pruitt, DJ Middleton and Tony Matlock.

Visitation was held Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M.

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 124830761
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Franklin “Jim” Matlock (30 Apr 1931–4 Feb 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 124830761, citing Palestine Cemetery, Hutchinson, Independence County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Rita (contributor 46585143) .