The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


July 30, 2013

Robert ‘Doug’ Matlock

A graveside service for Robert Douglas “Doug” Matlock, 77, of Athens, will be at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 31, at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia, Tenn., with Mike Pressnell officiating and Spry Funeral Home directing. No visitation is planned.

Mr. Matlock died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Athens Rehabilitation Center and SeniorCare.

He was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Mount Pleasant, Tenn. He was a member of Westview Church of Christ in Athens and a retired gospel preacher at Westview Church of Christ and O’Neal Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Virginia Matlock; two sons, Michael Matlock of Birmingham and Todd Matlock of Athens; grandchildren, Dr. Jonathan Matlock of Bigstone Gap, Va.; Jana Creel of Orlando, Fla.; Brandon Matlock, Cristen Matlock and Logan Matlock, all of Athens; great-grandchildren, Addison Matlock, Talon Matlock and Sophia Matlock, all of Bigstone Gap, Va., and Jared Creel and Ethan Creel, both of Orlando; one brother, Willis Matlock of Burbank, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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