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Thomas Matney

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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 1:59 pm

Feb. 28, 1943—Oct. 1, 2013

Thomas H. Matney, 70, of Pikeville, passed away Oct. 1, 2013. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., with Bro. Hubert Thurman and Bro. Andy Smith officiating. The family received friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and will continue receiving friends from noon to 8 p.m. today, Friday. Burial will be in the Collier Cemetery.

Tom was a godly man, and was of the Church of God faith. He was a logger by trade. Some of Tom’s favorite hobbies were fishing, hunting, training mules, spending time with family and attending singings. He was also a four-time state Grand Champion in rabbit hunting. He was a member of the United Kennel Club.

Tom was born in Truman, AR, Feb. 28, 1943, to the late Melburn and Maxine Matney. He was preceded in death by his aforementioned parents; brothers, Doug, Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Matney; and a sister, Barbara Matney.

He is survived and will be missed by his wife, Thelma Matney; son, Thomas Corey (Kimberly) Matney; daughters, Crystal (Daniel) Schmidt of Crossville, Joy (Leon) Presley and Charity (Scott) McCloud; brothers, Gary (Diane) Matney of Truman, AR, and Mike Matney of Tallahassee, FL; sisters, Doris (Boyd) Holloway of Rock Island, WA, and Sandra Baker of Crossville; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of special friends and singing buddies.

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Pikeville Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.