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William L. "Bill" Mattingly

William L. "Bill" Mattingly

ZANESVILLE: William 'Bill' L. Mattingly, 84, of Zanesville, died 12:43 AM Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Florida where he had been a resident since August, 2011. He was born Wednesday, May 9, 1928 in Zanesville, the son of James J. Mattingly Sr. and Frances K. (Shaw) Mattingly. He married Nancy B. (Phillips) Mattingly on June 7, 1969 and was an active and faithful member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

He was a 1950 Graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and served his country during the Korean Conflict. During his four years of service in the United States Air Force he was involved with the testing of the Hydrogen Bomb Project and actually drew the sketches of the first activation of the test bomb that were immediately taken to President Eisenhower for his review.

Bill joined his father in business at Hennebergs Furniture Co. in 1955 and retired as president 42 years later in 1997. Following his retirement he enjoyed a second career with the Times Recorder Newspaper in Advertising. He was very active in our local community and business organizations including the Noon Rotary Club. Bill never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face.

Bill was most happy spending time with his family. He is survived by ten children: Beth (Jim) Pearl of Cleveland; Emily Mattingly of Taylors, South Carolina; David (Julie) Mattingly of Zanesville; Joey Mattingly of Lake Worth, FL; Ellen (Brian) Ransom of Milton, PA; Kelley Harrison of Melbourne, FL; Andrea Mattingly of Merritt Island, FL; Charles 'Chip' (Corinne) Mattingly of Colorado Springs, CO; Cecilia Pritchard of Zanesville; Angela Balderson of Zanesville; seventeen grandchildren: Sarah Ransom, Kierra Mattingly, Matthew, Steven and Laurie Pritchard, Joshua Balderson, Brandon, Madison and Kaitlyn Pearl, Darien and Zoe Mattingly, Caleb, Connor, Clay and Camryn Mattingly, Breanna and Jordan Mattingly.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife: Nancy B. Mattingly who died on July 25, 2006, and two brothers: James J. "Jimmy" Mattingly Jr. and Dr. Richard Mattingly.

Friends may call 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00PM Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at The Hillis Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue where a Christian Vigil will be held at 7:45PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Thursday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 140 North Fifth Street with a Dominican Father as celebrant. Bill will be laid to rest next to his wife in Mattingly Settlement Cemetery with VFW Post 1058 conducting Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to National Parkinson Foundation , PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 www.parkinson.org or Zanesville Noon Rotary Club, PO Box 177, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-0177 in Bill's memory. To send a personal condolence note please visit hillisfuneralhome@gmail.com

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Published in the Times Recorder from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2013
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