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William "Wayne" Mattingly

September 30, 1929 — January 21, 2015

Arbela, Missouri -Wayne Mattingly - 1929- 2015

Wayne Mattingly the son of Roy Gabriel and Eunice Druzella Clark Mattingly was born in Washington, IN on September 30, 1929 and passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 21, 2015, at the age of 85 in St. Petersburg, FL. He graduated from Epson High School in 1948 and then joined the Navy. He Married Melba “Babe" Gress of Come Back, IN on April 15, 1950 and to this union five children were born, Terry, Gale, Mark, Steven and Angie.

During the next 24 yrs he worked for, Hershial Oberts Farms,Lett's Hatchery, Louis Arvin Farms, Wayne's Mobile Milling and Nolan's Motels & Package stores before purchasing the Catfish Place in 1974 where he resided and worked until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Roy Joseph Mattingly, Earl Mattingly, John Mattingly and Charles Mattingly, two sisters, Agnus Horsting and Faye Lamb and one great grandson, Jackson James Mattingly.

He is survived by his wife, Melba “Babe” Gress Mattingly of Arbela MO; his Children Terry Byers of Arbela, MO Gale (Steve) Longworth of Chillicothe, MO, Mark (Janet) Mattingly of Memphis MO, Steven Mattingly of Arbela and Angela (Steve) Chance of Cantril, Ia; grandchildren, Richard (Laura) Byers of Secor, IL, Heather (Dan) Bradley of Wentzville, MO, Kimberly Voellinger of St. Louis MO, Tammy(Bill) George of Chillicothe, MO, Shad (Tammy) Mattingly of Keokuk, Ia, Brian (Jamie Jack) Mattingly of Columbia, MO, Courtney (Dr. Chad White) of MO, Christina (Dustin) of Kirksville, MO, Jessie Mattingly of Cedar Rapids IA, Chris Mattingly of Arbela, MO, Craig (Jennifer) Orton of Arbela, MO, Michele (Clint) Vangorkum of Memphis, MO, Brian (Pam) Chance of Memphis, MO, Brandi (AJ) Suttor of O'Fallon, MO, Justin Chance (Mandy) of Wayland, MO; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Byers of Secor, IL, Xavier and Taylor Bradley of Wentzville, MO, Bailey and Emma Voellinger of St. Louis, MO, Catherine and Sara George of Chillicothe, MO, Trevor Mattingley of Kahoka, MO, Shaquille Mattingly of Keokuk, IA, Brook and Brandon Wasshburn of Keokuk, IA, Tori, Cali, and Kasi White of Dexter MO, Lexie and Griffen Myers and Brielle Howard of Kirksville, MO, Carrisa and Kelly Mattingly of IA, Jenna and Caleb Orton of Arbela, MO, Alyssa Claire and Lena Vangorkum of Memphis, MO, Grayson and Addy Chance of Memphis, MO, Jaylyn and Conner Suttor of O'Fallon, MO, Bentley Chance of Kahoka, MO; a brother, James (Jody) Mattingly of Hannibal, MO, three sisters, Wilma Cottrell, Norma Jones of Anderson, IN, and Edna Mattingly of FL along with very special friends Pat and Gary Arnold, Nick Aldridge, and many more.
Monday from 3 to 8 p.m.   Family Hour 6 to8
Funeral Service
Tuesday at 10:00 at the Payne Funeral Chapel
Memphis Cemetery
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