SHERMAN - Everett Harrison Matherly, 83, passed from this life and met his Savior on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham.|
Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bratcher Funeral Home. Service and Interment will be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Matherly was born Saturday, Dec. 7, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Stanley Matherly and Rena Conkright. He attended school in Paris, Ky. and following graduation joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for more than 23 years. During this time he was transferred to Perrin Air Force Base and relocated his family to Sherman. After retiring at the rank of senior master sergeant E-8 from the Air Force, he was employed by Hardwick-Etter Industrial Supply in Sherman and after many years became one of the owners of the company until his retirement.
He enjoyed vintage westerns, cooking, working and being outside, fishing, family and his love for animals. He was a beloved Father, Husband, Brother and Friend as well as an upstanding business man who would always go out of his way to help others including neighbors and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Everett Matherly and Rena Conkright Matherly; as well as his brothers, Jimmy Matherly and Stanley Matherly Jr.; his sisters, Jenva Mann, Louise Galbreath, Mary "Boots" Hinkle, Anna may Ruarke; and his daughter, Su'del Matherly.
He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Matherly Skipworth of Sherman; wife, Kitty Matherly of Sherman; sisters, Edna Linville and husband Cecil, Betty Williams and husband Jack; brother, David Matherly and wife Sue all of Paris, Ky.; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ARF House – No Kill Animal Refuge, 3377 Spalding Road, Sherman, TX 75092, 903-564-7056.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the ICU staff of Red River Regional Hospital and Bratcher Funeral Home for their care and support in his final days and the days following.
Personal condolences may be sent to www.bratcherfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, 2013