Robert E. "Gene" Mattingly

MATTINGLY, ROBERT E. "GENE," 64, of Louisville, died suddenly at his home, Monday, November 5, 2012.

Gene was born in Owensboro, KY to the late Vincent and Flo (Millay) Mattingly. He attended Brescia College and was a Vietnam War veteran. He began working for Western Kentucky Gas Company in September 1971 and worked for Atmos Energy after they purchased the company until his retirement in 2004. He was vice president of marketing and at retirement was vice president of gas supply, and was an Atmos Spirit Facilitator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Trodglen; and a sister, Shirley Sharp.

Gene was a kind, loving, caring man who was devoted to his loving wife of 30 years, Karen. He loved his family and loved to entertain and help others. He was a great story teller and had a great sense of humor. He was president of his homeowners association in Louisville, and was very involved in the Derby City Newcomers and Neighbors Club. He was a gourmet cook, gardener and home decorator and an animal lover, especially cherishing his cats, Molly and Brady.

Surviving is his wife, Karen A (Field) Mattingly, of Louisville; sisters, Janice Clark (Marvin), of Sorgho, KY and Deanna Mills (Joe) and Lois Gary (Lynn), all of Owensboro; brothers, Michael Mattingly (Sondra), of California and Perry Mattingly, of Marion, IL; brother-in-law, Larry Field (Linda), of Philpot; sister-in-law, Jan Crask (Don), of Owensboro; a daughter, Laura Hite and a son, Daniel Mattingly, both of Bowling Green, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes with Rev Tony Jones officiating, with burial following in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with prayers at 7:30 p.m. and after 8:30 a.m. Friday before services.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Shamrock Foundation in Louisville. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory
900 Old Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 683-1505

Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 8, 2012