Billy Charles Mattingly of Bullard; loving husband, father, Pop-Pop, devoted family man, peacefully passed from this earth into the arms of his Savior on January 5, 2023 in Tyler, Texas, surrounded by the love of his family.
Billy lived his life with passion, courage and tenacity, as recently proven with his short courageous battle with cancer. His cancer diagnosis did not define him and Billy was ultimately healed. While on earth, Billy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, Jansen; brother, Tony; and best friend, Randy. He enjoyed adventures with his family, and especially creating first experiences with his grandson, Cooper, who he adored so much. Billy traveled the country extensively with his career in industrial construction, where he attained the title of Project Superintendent. Billy was a great history buff and a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. Billy was a larger than life personality, always entertaining his friends and family with his stand-up comedy acts.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at Noon. Bro. Joe Walker will officiate. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory- His loving wife of 25 years: Tina Jansen Mattingly Children: Ainsley Mattingly (Colton) of Flint Jansen Mattingly of Bullard Grandson: Cooper Hatcher Parents: Bill and Joan Davis of Joaquin Siblings: Tony R. Mattingly (Carla) of Shelbyville Dawn Carroll (Paul) of Carthage David Davis (Tammie) of Center Best friend: Randy Newton (Angie) Numerous nieces, nephews, and church family at Flint Community Church
Billy was proceeded in death by his sister, Urana Seidler; brother, Gordon Mattingly; and his father, Billy Ray Mattingly. Pallbearers will be Randy Newton, Brad Newton, James Noble, Ronnie Alfred, Alan Loftin, Jansen Mattingly, Kolton Beam, and Colton Hatcher.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com