W.L. Dub Mattox, Jr., 85, of Buna, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Reverend Jeremy Walton and Reverend Jim Jewell officiating. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Born in Singer, Louisiana on March 26, 1927, Dub was the son of William Mattox, Sr. and Lenora (Peveto) Mattox. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of IBEW Local #479 in Port Arthur. Dub enjoyed being outdoors, riding horses, hunting and fishing at Lake Livingston. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Abbie Beth Adkins; and sisters, Ruth Ann Cash, Doris Hart and Mozzel Cobb. Dub is survived by his wife of 44 years, Helen Mattox; sons, Tommy Stanton and wife, Susan of Willis, Bill Mattox and wife, Judy of Evadale; daughters, Gayle Klingburg of Idaho, Mary Anders and husband, Mike of Woodville; sons, Michael Mattox of Buna, Walter Mattox and wife, Melissa of Lumberton and Shannon Mattox of Evadale. He is also survived by his twenty grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Mattox and wife, Linda of Mauriceville; and sister, Jane Matthews and husband, Jerry of Athens. Serving as Pallbearers will be Steven Stanton, Taylor Stanton, Chad Adkins, Larry Jewell, Andy Pipkin and Jason Guillory.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 17, 2013