STEPHENVILLE — Vernon ‘Dale’ Matlock, 56, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Stephenville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2008, in the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in the Morgan Mill Cemetery in Morgan Mill. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

Dale was born on June 10, 1951, in Brownwood to the late Daniel V. Matlock and to Dorothy Griswold Matlock. He married Lynn Watson on May 7, 1976, in Brownwood. Dale’s career was in oil field special services. He was employed by Cude Oil Services, and was a member of Morgan Mill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father Dan; a son, Waylon, and an infant brother.

Survivors include his wife Lynn Matlock; mother, Dorothy Matlock; two sons and wives, William and Sam Matlock of Stephenville; Paul and Susan Marshall of Brownwood; grandchildren, Matthew, Jasmaine, Alex, Taylor and Abby; and sister and brother-in-law Danette and Don Wood of Stephenville. Other survivors include sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Andy Young of Coleman; Don and Marie Watson of Tuscola and many dear friends.

Published March 5, 2008

Stephenville Empire-Tribune