George "Big George" Matherly, 75
On Sept. 2, 2021 George "Big George" Matherly passed to his rest and is sleeping in Jesus waiting for Him to come to raise him to eternal life.
Geoge was born Aug. 9, 1946 in Danville, Va. He married to Marilyn (Kroeger) Matherly on April 3, 1966.
George was a Vietnam War veteran serving in Panama 1966 to 1968. He served with the 508th 82nd Airborne Division. After leaving the army, he became a bricklayer by trade.
In 1977 he hired on to the railroad as a conductor with L&N, now CSX. He then became a railroad engineer operating engines from Louisville to Cincinnati, Owensboro and the old road to Lexington. He was promoted to Road Foreman of Engines in 1994 and retired in 2010 from CSX with 33 years of service.
He loved and collected old cars and enjoyed this hobby with his son.
Besides his wife Marilyn, he is survived by his son, Phillip Matherly (Samantha); his daughter, Renee Hayden (Mark); and five grandchildren, Christina, Cody and Cassidy Matherly and Nash and Jamison Hayden. He loved his kids and grandchildren dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.
George is also survived by his mother, Coretta Davis Matherly of Tenn.; sister, Frances Peterson; brother, Danny Matherly (Abby); Diane Wofford (Edward) and several nieces and
He was a Seventh Day Adventist and attended Middletown Seventh day Adventist Church and
Pewee Valley Church. He loved to volunteer in many activities with the church.
He had many friends in the community.
There will be a celebration of life Oct. 10, 2021 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 3301 Elder Park Road in
La Grange, Ky. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George's name to Red River Outpost, 3276 Pecks Creek Rd Stanton, KY, 40380.
Published by The Oldham Era from Sep. 16 to Sep. 23, 2021.