“Bobby” Kelley Mattox, Jr., age 69, of Somerset, passed away on
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care
born on April 21, 1946, in Maysville, to the late Price and
Katherine Prather Mattox.
He was a Vietnam War Veteran, serving
his country in the U.S. Army.
He married Linda Ard on October 30,
1971, in Jellico, Tennessee.
They have two daughters from their
He enjoyed being outdoors, particularly
going fishing and hunting.
Bobby, better known by many as his CB
handle, “Blue Boy”, loved spending time with his family,
especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post
#269, a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association, and member
of the Somerset Masonic Lodge #111.
Bobby was a member of the Ringgold
survived by his wife, Linda; their daughters, Mona Nichols (and
Daniel Hoffman), of Somerset, and Sonya (and Ben) Proffitt, of
Somerset; his sisters, Nancy (and Charlie) Conn, and Patty
Brown, both of Morehead; his grandchildren, Michael (and Julia)
Hart, Alecia (and Adam) Bullock, Kelly Howard and Madysen
Proffitt; his great-grandchildren, Addy Bullock and Logan Hart;
his sister-in-law, Sherlene Mattox, of Flemingsburg; Sue, who
was thought of as a sister, (and Jeff) Wright, of Science Hill;
and his special family at the Somerset Dialysis Center.
preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Larry Mattox; and
his sister, Edna Savey.
will be on Sunday, January 10, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in the
Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.
service will be held on Monday, January 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.,
in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Bobby Cole and Bro. Kevin
Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Hoffman, Ben
Proffitt, Adam Bullock, Tony Ping, Gene Ard, Ron Ard Jerry
Vaughn and Jeff Wright.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael
Hart and Kelly Howard.
Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.