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Jonathan Edwin Mates

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Jonathan Edwin Mates

Visalia - Jonathan Edwin Mates, 45, of Visalia, California passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Visalia, California.

Jonathan was born in Visalia, California on May 27, 1973 to John Raymond Mates and Lula Dianne Monett Mates. He was raised and educated in Visalia, graduating with the Class of 1992 from Golden West High School, where he was a member of the Trail Blazers Football Team. Following graduation from Advanced Truck Driving School, he drove truck and was privileged to travel the United States for over 8 years, seeing many interesting places. He was last employed by Round Table Pizza. Jonathan enjoyed hunting, fishing, barbequing and cooking for family and friends. He had a huge heart, was very kind and loving and was always helping those in need. Jonathan gave and accepted hugs freely. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Jonathan is survived by his parents, John and Dianna Mates of Visalia; his sister Lisa Dianne Kelley and husband Steven of Visalia; niece and nephews, Justin Kelley, Jessica Kelley and Jeffrey Kelley, all of Visalia and his loving pets.

Celebration of Life services are private.

Tributes and condolences may be made at

Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA (559) 732-8371.
Published in Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta on July 12, 2018
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