Jimmie Randel Mattingly

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On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Jim Mattingly, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather stepped into heaven at the age of 88.

He was born Jimmie Randel Mattingly on June 21, 1932 in Lousiville, KY.  A graduate of Dupont Manual High School in Louisville, KY and Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, he excelled and lettered in football, basketball and baseball.  

It was at Georgetown where he met his wife of 64 years, Mae (Wayman) Mattingly.  Jim and Mae married after graduation and settled in Louisville where he attended Southern Seminary.  

His natural ability to meet people and engage them in conversation served him well as he was extremely successful in the field of hospital management and pharmaceutical sales.  In later years Jim enjoyed traveling the southeast semi-retired to work the trade shows and promote New Arch Orthotics.  

Life for his wife and family will never be the same as he was larger than the room he was in, he loved to laugh, talk and cheer on his beloved Kentucky Wildcats.  His ability to connect and make sure you knew he noticed you in every way will be missed but the memories that are rich will be treasured forever.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence and his mother, Lura.  He is survived by his wife Mae, his two daughters, Joy Earle (Jeff), and Jill Mattingly and one sister Joan Dennis of Elizabethtown, KY.  His grandchildren James Earle (Melissa), Jensen Walter (Jesse) and five great-grandchildren, Judah Walter, Emilia Earle, Evelyn Earle, Canon Walter and Audrey Earle.

A family gathering to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, August 9, 2020 5PM at Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101

8 Comments To "Jimmie Randel Mattingly"

Dianne Cummins Stillwell On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
Mae, Joy, Jill, and family, We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. What a sweet, kind, and gracious man who deeply loved his Lord, family, and friends. I have such sweet memories of him and all of you. I can only imagine the sweet reunion he is having with my parents in such a beautiful place. There is sure to be plenty of hugs, laughter, and delicious food. Please know we care deeply and will be lifting you all up during this time. All our love. Keith and Dianne Reply to this comment
Maureen O’Keefe On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
My deepest condolences to everyone who loves him. Praying for peace and comfort for all his family. Reply to this comment
Lori Armstrong On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
I didn't get to know him that well. But what I did know, he was a genuinely kindhearted man. May he rest in peace. Reply to this comment
Rayla On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
Jim was truly one of the nicest gentleman I ever knew. His smile and engaging personality invited you in to be his newest friend. His legacy of love will live on and the memories of him will bring a smile to our hearts forever. Reply to this comment
Brenda Facchinetti Ward On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
Jim was a strong, kind man who truly made everyone in his path feel the love of Jesus. I am so blessed to have known him during my days at FBC Woodstock. We are praying for his family. Michael & Brenda Ward Rev. J. B. & Joyce Redd Reply to this comment
Joey & Sherryl Hale On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
I'm so blessed to have known him! Praying for your family as you say goodbye but knowing your faith comforts you as he steps from this life into eternal glory with our Father and his other family members. Love you all! Reply to this comment
Robin Nunez On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
I am so sorry for your loss, but know he is in a glorious place now! God Bless you with His perfect Peace and Love... Reply to this comment
Royce Leonardson On Aug 10 2020 at 8am
Our prayers go out to the family and friends as you celebrate Jim’s homegoing. He was larger than life and will be sorely missed. We all are thankful for the memories he left us with. He is healed and Is running around Heaven with Jesus and his parents. Reply to this comment
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