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Jearl Matney

September 24, 1938 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 79)

Jearl Matney, affectionately known as “Papa” entered into the kingdom of Heaven on August 20, 2018. Jearl was born on September 24, 1938 to Walter L. and Francis E. Billings Matney. Mr. Matney had a variety of interests which included the love of outdoors. He loved fishing, camping and simply gathering outside for family get to gathers. Jearl also enjoyed photography and videography. Mr. Matney also coached Pee Wee Football in Mesquite. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and great grand-son. Mr. Matney is survived by his wife Evelyn Matney, son Dewayne Matney and wife Marti, daughter Kathy Taylor and husband Chuck, daughter Rhonda Kirkpatrick and husband Ken, brother Paul Matney and wife Sherry, sister Earlene Baughman and husband Roy, sister Joyce Vinall and husband Sam, brother Rick Agee and wife Cindy, sister Linda Worth and husband Mike, 11 grandkids, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 23rd at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Friday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of Oates Drive Baptist Church, 2805 Oates Drive,  Mesquite, Tx. 75150 pastor Jim Burt officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Leukemia Texas, 4925 N O’Connor Road, Suite 125 Irving, TX 75062 (214) 265-7393 or go to www.leukemiatexas.org

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