Wiley Mattingly, son of the late Clarence C. Mattingly and Eva Omohundro Mattingly, was born in Dudley on May 6, 1933, and died at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the age of 75.
Mr. Mattingly had lived in Dudley most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Puxico Masons A.F. & A.M. #596. He was a former member of the Moolah Shriners of Poplar Bluff and a former assessor for Stoddard County. He was also a lifetime member of the F.F.A. at Puxico. He was a co-owner of Puxico Auction Company and worked for Atlas Enameling as a truck driver for 10 years. He also attended the Hobbs Chapel Church.
On June 15, 1952, he was married to Betty Moore at Hobbs Chapel in Dudley.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Mattingly of Dudley; one son, James Wiley Mattingly of Dudley; one daughter, Melissa Leann Wood of Dudley; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Lynn Mattingly of Dexter; and one sister, Patty Lee of Dudley.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lavell Mattingly and Jules Mattingly.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. today, Friday, May 23, 2008, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. There will be a special service at 7 p.m. conducted by the Puxico Masons A.F. & A.M. #596 at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico on Friday, May 23, 2008.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with Bro. Amos Dees of Wappapello officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hobbs Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.