Dale Matlock, 79, of Amarillo, TX passed away on August 24, 2020.
Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 28, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Dale was born on November 25, 1940, in Sayre, OK to Orville and Stella Matlock. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1959. He soon met the love of his life, Jeanie Farmer, and they married on July 21, 1961. They were together for 59 years.
They moved to Amarillo soon after they got married. He worked at Panhandle Fruit Company, Quaker Oats Company, and M&M Mars Candy Company, where he retired. He was known to all the neighborhood kids as the “Candy Man”.
They spent many years traveling coast to coast and took many fishing trips to Lake Texoma. Dale was the best fisherman. He loved to load the boat up with family and friends and head out striper fishing always in hopes of catching the “Big Un”. Dale was the best fishing guide on Lake Texoma and best of all he worked for free!
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Ronnie Matlock in 1962, and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Matlock, of the home; two sons, Brad Matlock and wife Brenda, of Amarillo, TX, and Brent Matlock and wife Roxanne, of Amarillo, TX; one daughter, Jan Lowery and husband Troy, of Amarillo, TX; six grandchildren, Zachary Matlock and wife Jenny, of Amarillo, TX, Bailee Riddell and husband Jansen, of Amarillo, TX, Madison Martinez and husband Parker, of Grapevine, TX, Breken Matlock, of Amarillo, TX, Rance Lowery, of Amarillo, TX, and Jace Lowery, of Lubbock, TX; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Caroline, Livi, and Bailor; one brother, Harold Matlock and wife Anne, of Amarillo, TX; and a host of additional family and close friends.
Dale will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. PawPaw you will always have a seat at our family gatherings and Sunday dinners.
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