Obituary for James "Buddy" Matlock
Funeral services for James “Buddy” Jefferson Matlock were held at Michael’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Bristow on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:30 am. Officiating was Rev. Brent Hinkle of the First Church of God. Serving as casket bearers were Jackie Manus, Jacob Manus, Joshua Manus, Michael Manus, Dickie Jackson, and Dalton Holloway. Interment followed in Magnolia Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow, OK.
James “Buddy” Jefferson Matlock was born in Central City, AR on January 6, 1925 to the late David Henry Matlock and Lurla Bell (Campbell) Matlock. He passed from this life in the comfort of his residence on March 1, 2017 at the age of 92 years, 1 month, & 26 days. At the age of 5yrs old Buddy’s family made their way to Bristow in a covered wagon. Buddy has remained a resident of Bristow, OK ever since then. For many years he was a self-employed electrician, and owner of J.J. Matlock Electrician. In his spare time Buddy loved to noodle. In addition to his parents Buddy was preceded in death by 1 BROTHER: Earl Matlock; and 2 SISTERS: Hazel Carroll and Betty Moreland.
Those left to mourn his passing include his DAUGHTER: Karen Manus & husband Jackie of Bristow; his SON: Jeffery J. Matlock of Bristow; 4 GRANDCHILDREN: Michael Manus & wife Gina – Jacob Manus & wife Melissa Holderby – Joshua Manus & wife Regina – and Kristin Myers;
9 GREAT- GRANDCHILDREN; 1 SISTER: Alta Johnson of Louisiana; a special NEPHEW who was like a son to him: Dickie Jackson; and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Brent Jackson Fund at Community Bank.
Condolences may be made online at www.michaelsfuneralservices.com
Life Story for James "Buddy" Matlock
We thought of you today
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping
We have you in our hearts.