Leroy Matkin

January 29, 1937January 10, 2021

Leroy was born in Arkansas to Robert Edward Matkin and Nonie (Wallingsford) Matkin on January 29th, 1937. He married Cornelia Mae Silliman on May 24th, 1962. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Santa Fe Trails and Transportation, and ABF Trucking before retiring. Leroy loved spending time with his children, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Leroy’s favorite hobby was his large koi pond in his backyard. His fish were his pets.

Leroy is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Matkin and Nonie (Wallingsford) Matkin; his brothers James and Bill; sisters Rita and Ruby; and several infant siblings; and his wife of 55 years, Cornelia Mae (Silliman) Matkin.

Leroy is survived by his brother, Victor Matkin of Chidester, Arkansas; his daughter, Peggy “Sue” Suiter and her husband, John Suiter of Basin, Wyoming; his son, Rodney Matkin and his wife Diana of Northglenn, Colorado; his daughter, Cassie Johnson and her husband, Michael Johnson, of Moody, Texas; his grandson, Brett Suiter and his wife, Lindsay Suiter and their children, Hannah, Olivia, Elijah, Lanee, and Emily; his granddaughter, Natasha Trout and her husband Al Trout; his granddaughter, Jessica Trippe and her husband Ryan Trippe; his granddaughter, Shawna Pellman and her husband, Damon Pellman and their son Ryker and daughter Addi Mae; his granddaughter, Jenna Smith and her husband Gregory Smith and their son, Ethan; his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Matkin; his grandson, Samuel Matkin; and his grandson, Aaron Johnson.

In lieu of flowers the family would ask that you make a donation to The Crossing Church in memory of Leroy Matkin.


  • Rod Matkin, Pallbearer
  • John Suiter, Pallbearer
  • Samuel Matkin, Pallbearer
  • Al Trout, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Trippe, Pallbearer
  • Chuck Kittleson , Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


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Kay Cox

January 13, 2021

Leroy was one of my very best friends. He was my friesd and buddy for over 50 years. He is so missed by me. I miss our coffee chats. I remember all the camping trips and water skiing when we were all young. He was a great friend a wonderful husband, father, and grandpa. He was the best and I'm so lucky to have been included in his life.