Joseph L "Joe" Mattingly, of Wirtz, VA, passed into the loving arms of his savior the morning of October 14, 2020, as the result of cancer. He was at home, in hospice care, with his loving wife of 59 years, Judy Tingler Mattingly and his daughter, Carla Mattingly Bennett.
Joe is survived by his wife, Judy Tingler Mattingly, his daughter Carla Mattingly Bennett, his son Brian L Mattingly, his brother and sister-in-law Michael L and Anita R Mattingly, his grandson, Ian W Bennett, and nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph L and Carrie G Mattingly and his brother, Richard L Mattingly.
Joe was born September 4, 1941. He married Judy Arlene Tingler on November 19, 1961. His loving wife and family were the focus of his life.
Joe was a hostler on the N&W Railway for 30 years, and retired from there. He had an enduring interest and love of trains, cars, hunting, NASCAR racing, CB radio, and nature.
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A memorial service for close friends and family will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel, Rt. 220, 62 VA Market Place Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151