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William "Bill" Walter Matlock – October 31, 2013

Matlock obituary photoWilliam “Bill” Walter Matlock, 72, of Amarillo, died Thursday, October 31, 2013.  Graveside services are planned for 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Goodnight Cemetery in Goodnight, Texas with Rev. Rob Blum, pastor at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Bill was born on July 10, 1941 in Pampa, Texas to Spencer and Nelda Matlock.  At age 10, the family moved west of Claude to farm.  He was a 1959 graduate of Claude high school where he was blessed with friendships that lasted all his life.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne division from 1959 to 1962.  He married Sandra Weatherly on Jun 4, 1967 in Canyon, Texas.  He retired from Cenex Lubrications after 40 years of service.
Bill loved hunting, shooting, and any activity outdoors.  He had a great appreciation for God’s creation of nature and wildlife.  He was fun-loving and adored his family, especially his precious grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Matlock of Amarillo; a daughter, Mandy Evans and husband Lane of Sunnyvale; a son, Matthew Matlock and wife Nikki of Lawton, Ok.; two sisters, Myrna Knierim and husband Jerry of Carrolton, Ann Blankenship and husband Wayne of Kansas City; a brother, Don Matlock and wife Shirley of Fritch; his granddaughters, Haley Evans and Claire Matlock; grandsons, Spencer Evans and Cameron Matlock and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials to Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 718 Valley, Amarillo, Texas 79108 or High Plains Food Bank, 815 Ross St., Amarillo, Texas  79102.

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