William T. Matlock, Sr., (Bill)

November 21, 2021

William T. Matlock, Sr., (Bill) age 75 of Flomaton AL went to be home with Our Lord Jesus on
November 11, 2021. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Bill was born in Tennessee on October 2, 1946 to Walter and Lillian Matlock. As a young man
he joined the Coast Guard and was stationed on the Farallon Islands. He eventually settled in
Flomaton Alabama where he raised his family. Bill was a skilled mechanic and a truck driver
until retiring from Air Products in 1995. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend who
loved Alabama football (ROLL TIDE!) He spent his time working in his garage and helping to
care for his grandchildren, often entertaining them with stories from his trucking and Coast
Guard days. He also enjoyed discussing politics over coffee with the guys.
Bill is survived by his wife Dianne Boswell Matlock, stepdaughter Stevie Boswell and her
fiance’ Greg Vasquez. His sons Tom and Emily Matlock (Maryland), Matthew and Laurie
Matlock (Kansas), John and Alicia Matlock (Florida). Former daughters in law Beth Matlock
(Nevada) and Samantha Matlock Oates (Alabama). Grandchildren Michael and Denise
Matlock (Nevada), Jennifer and Nadab Bent (North Carolina), David Matlock (Kansas),
Phoenix Matlock (Alabama), Grant Matlock and Evin Matlock (Florida) and Marco Matlock
(Maryland).Great grandchildren Jacob Matlock and Elizabeth Matlock (Nevada). Special
family friends Danny Ray and Melissa Lambeth, “Peewee”, Michelle, Trayton and Bella
Boutwell, Michael, Amber, and Ana Cox , many family members from the Shelby County
Alabama area and many other friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Judy Mills Matlock, son Richard Matlock,
daughter in law Lorie Shivers Matlock, sister Aldena Milner and his parents Walter and Lillian

No formal memorial is planned at the request of the deceased.
The family would like to thank Dr. Videau and the MICU nurses at Baptist hospital.
2 Timothy 4:7 (NKJV) I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.


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