Ricky H. Mattox

Born: Tue., Jun. 15, 1954
Died: Mon., Mar. 4, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. Ricky H. Mattox, age 64, of Blackshear, passed away Monday afternoon (3/4/19) at his residence following a short illness.

Born June 15, 1954 in Alma, GA, he was a son of the late Sands Stanley and Cleo Henderson Mattox. He lived all of his life in Pierce County where he was a 1973 graduate of Blackshear High School.  He had worked for CSX Railroad, was a security officer at Satilla Regional Medical Center (now Memorial Satilla Health), and had been a self-employed bail bondsman.  He was a member of Southgate Baptist Church.

Ricky will be remembered as a true comedian, bringing laughter and excitement wherever he was with his jokes and impersonations of local friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy “Oats” Mattox; 2 sisters, Latrelle Judkins and Alice Altman; and his father-in-law, Charles Bowen.

Survivors include his wife, Becki Bowen Mattox of Blackshear; 3 sisters, Clovis Simmons (Gene) of Clinton, SC, Joyce Anderson (Ed) of Smyrna, GA, and Vicki Brigman of Blackshear; 2 brothers, Troy Mattox (Sue) and Shelby Mattox (Gail), both of Blackshear; his mother-in-law, Rena Gibbs Bowen of Blackshear; 2 sisters-in-law, Jami Bowen and Joli McQuaig (Alton), both of Blackshear; a brother-in-law, Mark Bowen (Teresa) of Blackshear; his daughter, Staci Castro of Blackshear and her children, Nicholas Bennett, Gabriel Castro, and AnnaLeigh Castro; and many special nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday (3/7/19) at 11 AM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening (3/6/19) from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss. I use to work at Dollar General and Mr. Ricky use to come in there all the time and we would talk for 30 minutes or so at a time just about random stuff but he would always make you laugh. He always had a smile on his face. Very nice man. God bless him and his family.

Amanda Moody
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
My heart goes out to the Mattox family. I first met Ricky when I was employed as a jailer at PC Sheriff's Department. He was a good man and had a sweet soul.

Ross byrd
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Will miss you Ricky; will always remember the laughs and the many funny stories and adventures. This is a very sad day! Rest In Peace tricky tricky uncle Ricky you will NEVER be forgotten.

June Strickland
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Ricky was truly a comedian, with a loving and caring heart. Ricky could walk in at WKUB, and lighten everyone's day. Praying for family and friends.

Grady Thomas
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Ricky was always a breath of fresh air. Anyone who met him loved him. He will be remembered the way he could imatate Prentis Carter and Dennis Martin alis PD 22. In today's world , we need a lot more Ricky's. May God have mercy on his family. He will not be forgotten soon.

Otis Fleming
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
My condolences to the Mattox family Ricky was a very well liked person i've known Ricky for yrs I am so sorry to hear of his passing praying for the family

Chris Pitts
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Mr. Ricky was my buddy. When he came to the piggly wiggly I would walk around with him sometimes and he would make me laugh with some of the things he would say. I very much considered him my family. He was a good soul. I am sorry to the family for your loss and may God place his hands upon you all at this time. Many blessings, Chris Pitts and family

Gwinnette Cooley
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Sending My Condolences with Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your love one, May God bless You and Your Family at this time of Bereavement Amen, Be Blessed

Gwinnette Cooley
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Sending My Condolences with Deepest Sympathy with Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your love one May God bless You and Your Family at this time of Bereavement Amen, Be Blessed

Ray and Susan Lovett
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Ray and I were sorry to see the passing of Ricky. He was a great and fun guy and we know he will be missed by family and friends. Praying for all during this time.
Ray and Susan Lovett

   Posted Wed March 27, 2019

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