Joseph Robert Demattos, 86, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
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He was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Gloucester, N.J. to the late Carlos W. and Emma Mae Taylor Demattos.
Demattos was a retired employee of Phillip Morris Tobacco Co., was a United States Navy and Coast Guard Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post #332 in Milltown, Ind., and American Legion Post #34 in Lawrenceburg.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Acca Temple Shrine in Richmond, Va., and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.
He was preceded in death by two sisters; seven brothers; his stepson Billy Scal, and a granddaughter, Carey Taylor Beaber.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Eileen Carney Demattos; a daughter, Pamela Acree of Quinton, Va.; a stepson, Barry (Rachael) Seal; a stepdaughter; Lisa Evans, both of Chesterfield, Va. Step grandchildren and step great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg with Bro. Bob Ehr officiating. Burial followed in Highview Cemetery at Chaplin.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contribution to Kosair Childrens Hospital or the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg Building Fund.
The Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Houghlin Funeral Home
119 Fairfield Hill Rd
Bloomfield, KY 40008
Published in The Anderson News on Feb. 12, 2014