Kent D. Mattix, 83, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at home.
Born on June, 28, 1938 in Plymouth he was the son of Glen and Beatrice (Driebelbis) Mattix. He was raised by his mother. He attended Plymouth High School graduating with the class of 1956.
He would enlist into the Air Force on November 19, 1957 serving as an aircraft mechanic before being honorably discharged in 1962.
Kent was set up on a blind date with this wonderful lady named Donna Houin that just so happened to be working with his mother at Montgomery Ward’s. After that date the rest was history and they were married on November 6, 1965, and they would share 55 years of marriage. They were able to winter in Florida for the last several years. He is well known for spending the summers at his home cutting the grass of their large yard.
He would attend Ivy Tech Community College and receive his Electrician Certificate and would work for IBEW Local 153 in South Bend until his retirement in 2000.
Kent was known for his sense of humor and making everyone smile that would ever come in contact with him. He was a man of so many talents, especially when it came to welding, carpentry and electric work. When Kent found some free time he enjoyed fishing with the Marco Bass Fishing Club, golfing, motorcycling racing, square dancing, singing in the choir, playing the banjo and the guitar. Kent also had a Paraplane or referred to as some, a power parachute that he would enjoy flying.
To his family he will always be remembered as a person that was always happy, loving and sweet and kind. Someone that was always there for his family.
He is survived by his wife Donna of Plymouth; children: Carol Mattix of Louisville, KY; Duane (Susan) Mattix of Plymouth; grandchildren: Kelsey (Matthew) Leonard O’Brian of Plymouth; Megan (Katie) Leonard of New Albany, IN; Brandon (Sarah) Mattix of Plymouth; Derek Mattix of Bloomington, IN; Great-Grandchildren: Payton and Jaxson England, Lucas and Boden Mattix, Elora and Everest O’Brien.
Kent was preceded in death by His parents and grandson, Tyler James Mattix.
Per the wishes of the family there will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the family’s residence from 1-3 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 112 S Center St C. Plymouth, IN 46563
Diane C Kuskye says
Donna and family, I am so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. I got to know Kent over the years when he played golf on league at Tri-way Golf Course and during the family’s reunion outings. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Rest in peace Kent you will be missed.
Sherry & Dick Caldwell says
To Donna & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Kents passing, he was such a wonderful & kind man who had the greatest sense of humor. We have many fond memories of our times together. God rest his soul in peace. Your friends, Sherry & Dick Caldwell
Laura Warncut says
Donna and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you all.
John Houin says
Donna & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. Jim has been letting me know things. He is heading back today from Florida. Kent was a very wonderful man and very pleasant and happy to be around.
Rick Hite Sr says
Donna and family
Prayers for all of you
He provided many fun stories for the Marco Bass Family!
He will be missed!
Carol Finkbiner says
Donna and family keeping all of you in my prayers.
Arl and Cheryl Altman says
Donna & Family,
Arl and I were saddened to hear of Kent’s death…we have such wonderful memories of our visits with you in Florida….you both were always so gracious to us. Kent will be missed, prayers for you all…
Arl and Cheryl Altman
Jan Kinney says
To Donna and Kent’s Family,
Don and I were so sorry to hear about Kent’s passing. We remember him fondly from the golf course. He was always so happy-go-lucky and was always joking about something. We knew him as a kind and outgoing individual and we know he will be greatly missed. Blessings.
Suzanne Gibson says
THE MEMBERS OF THE VFW AUXILIARY 1162 PLYMOUTH INDIANA
ARE SADDEN TO HEAR OF KENT’S PASSING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY MEMBERS AND MANY FRIENDS
WE WANT TO THANK AND HONOR KENT FOR HIS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY
VFW AUXILIARY CHAPLAIN 1162
Don Gardner says
Anytime I would see Kent, he would always put a smile on my face. Kent was a great guy. I will miss him.
Judy Gaines says
Donna and Family. So very sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for all 🙏🙏🙏. Judy Gaines
Kellie Valentine says
Donna, so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. Prayers of comfort to you and your family.