William "Bill" Bruce Mattingly

January 16, 1944November 26, 2013
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William “Bill” Bruce Mattingly, 69 of Louisville, passed away November 26, 2013.

He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of IBEW Local 369 and a graduate of Flaget where he excelled at football. Bill was a loving and devoted Husband, Father and Grandad, he will be sorely missed.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Catherine Mattingly, a brother, David Miles Mattingly.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Beth Mattingly, whom he was together with for thirty years. Son, David Mattingly and grandchildren Kayla and Malorie. Siblings, John (Joyce Anne), Maryknoll Sr. Lelia “Dee”, Tom (Jennifer) and Curtis (Jane). Bill is also survived by his nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be conducted at 12 noon, Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-8 pm, Friday, November 29, 2013 at the funeral home and after 9am the day of the service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Association, KY STATE COUNCIL- 03 5206 Sprucewood Drive Louisville, KY 40291 or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950

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  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2013
  • Celebration of Bill's Life Saturday, November 30, 2013

William "Bill" Bruce Mattingly

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Maggie Sierra

December 9, 2013

Dear Mary Beth, David and the Mattingly family. Dee called to let me know Bill went to God, just 2 days before Thanksgiving. My sympathy at your great loss of a good husband, dad, brother, grandpa, friend. I am glad that I got to meet him and you when I visited years ago with Dee. with my love and prayers Maggie and the Maryknoll Sisters here in NY. and around the world. I'm sorry Dee was unable to go home at this most painful time of loss.

Terry Luckett

December 3, 2013

Bill was a great football player at Flaget, a friend and classmate in the IBEW Apprenticeship and a True Union Brother. Bill will be missed by all those he touched during his time here on earth. Bill and his family will be in our prayers.

December 1, 2013

Bill was a fine fellow, and I will miss seeing him at the #369 gym.

Bobby Hughes

David Fouts

December 1, 2013

So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy. Sorry about missing the visitation have been working in Richmond. Maybe we can get together soon and have a beer in his honor.

Andra Duke

November 30, 2013

David, so sorry for your loss. We all loved your Dad. Let us know if there is anything we can do! We love you like a brother!

Ron and Marge Gnagie

November 29, 2013

Curtis so sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family.

November 29, 2013

I knew Bills Dad, Tom, and Curtis. Worked with all four of them. Couldn't find a better family of electricians than the Mattinglys. Bill was always a happy go lucky guy and I will miss him as I'm sure all of you will too.

I will keep him in my prayers and always remember the good work times we had together. Especially the disagreedmentes we had on the best team that Flaget ever had. 53 0r 61.

Either way he was a great friend and working buddy.

Bob Hughes

November 29, 2013

Mary Beth,
I was heartsick to hear of your loss.
Know that you, Bill, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time.
Please accept my sincerest sympathy.

November 29, 2013

Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in God's eternal peace. From a grateful American.

Stan Whitaker

November 28, 2013

We so enjoyed knowing Bill since we moved closeby. We were cat fans.