James E. Matlock, 73, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
He was born on February 14, 1945 in West Plains, MO, the son of Earl and Marjorie Matlock. He married Robyn Shaunce on March 1, 1970 in West Plains, MO. She preceded him in death on December 27, 2012.
James was employed with Shelter Insurance for 38 years, starting out as an agent in Jasper, MO, moving into management, and then finally had an agency in Clinton for 10 years, retiring in 2014. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting and buying and selling guns. He supported numerous veterans service organizations and Boys Town.
Surviving are one son, Bradley R. Matlock and his wife, Ursula, Clinton, MO; one daughter, Teresa Ann Matlock, Clinton, MO; two grandchildren, Cody Matlock, and Brittnay Woods and her husband Cody, Clinton, MO; two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Austin Woods; one sister, Rhonda Short, Rogersville, MO; his mother-in-law, Doris Shaunce, Neosho, MO; one sister-in-law, Nancy Woodrum and her husband Jay, Neosho, MO; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Matlock's wishes were to be cremated. Memorial services will be scheduled for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.