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James Aubrey Matlock

April 21, 1935 ~ June 3, 2018 (age 83)

James Aubrey Matlock of St. James, Mo. passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home in St. James, Mo. He was 83 years, 1 month and 13 days of age.

James Matlock was born on April 21, 1935 to his parents Thomas Henry and Virginia Pearl McCall

Matlock in St. James, Mo. He was united in marriage to Ruby Jean Swyers on April 21, 1956 in St. James, Mo.

James Matlock was a steel worker and a cattle farmer. He enjoyed both jobs. He really like working with wood and furniture. He was the Mr. Fixit of St. James. He loved people and being around them. He was a very caring person. He worked for Granite City Steel for 30 years. In 1984 he retired back to St. James. He was a board member on the Senior Citizens for 15 years, took care of the Matlock Cemetery for 30 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. James, Mo. He served his country in Germany in the US Army for 2 years after he was married.

James Matlock is survived by his wife: Ruby Jean Swyers Matlock of St. James, Mo.; one son: Daniel Robert Matlock and wife Kristi of St. James, Mo.; one daughter: Karen Janette Weed and husband: Dwayne of Rolla, Mo. and one grandson: Devin James Weed.

Preceding James Matlock in death is his parents: Thomas Henry and Virginia Pearl McCall; brother: Tom Matlock; sisters: Laura Jones; Edith Jenkins; Mildred Noakes; and Juanitta Jenkins; and one infant brother; sister-in-law: Peggy Matlock; brother-in-laws: Melvin Jones; Hubert Jenkins; Joe Noakes; and Kark Jenkins.

Visitation for James Aubrey Matlock will be conducted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 afrom 6 – 8 PM at the

Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1 P.M. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo. with Jerry Bauman officiating. Pallbearers will be: Rick Jones, Brian Swyers, Dusty Snelson, David Jenkisn, Jimmy Jenkins, Dan McGill and Frank Menchak. Songs will be Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace with Stephen Brubaker the vocalist and Jeanette Ashley at the piano. Burial with full Military Honors will be in the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Mo.

Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at

All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo

Donations may be made to:

First Baptist Church
132 Aida Street, St James MO 65559
Tel: 1-573-265-3449

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