of Harrison, AR
March 13, 1936 - May 20, 2023
Johnny Glen Matlock passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at North Arkansas Medical Center, Harrison, Arkansas. Johnny was born in Omaha, Arkansas, to Ray and Roxie Matlock. He is survived by his spouse, the love of his life, Lula Belle Foresee. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage. They had two sons, Johnny Clay, and wife, Sherri, and Michael Glen; four grandchildren, Jordan and husband Jay Petz, Shelby and husband Micah Laird, Chandler, and Macy Obregon and husband Marcus; two great-grandchildren, Bo Petz, and Rhen Petz. Survivors also include two brothers, Stanley of Joplin, Missouri and Charles Ray of California; one-step sister, Wilma Fitchue and one-step brother, Jackie Hudson; He was preceded in death by grandparents, Walter & Birdie Matlock; father, Ray, and mother, Roxie; step-mom, Dovie and step-mom, Ethel and a brother, Gerald.Johnny was very proud of his eight years in the United States Navy and equally proud that his Grandson, Chandler, has followed this path, currently serving as the Reactor Control Division Leading Petty Officer aboard the USS Ohio. His life passion was his love for God's beautifully created outdoors. He was an accomplished hunter and fisherman, as well as an excellent golfer. For Johnny, nothing compared with a beautiful sunrise just before tee-off, or leaving the boat ramp, or observing from a cold tree stand during deer season. Whatever he did, he strove to do it with meticulousness and excellence. He loved to keep records. In his home, you can find:* Stacks of golf scorecards from over 500 rounds in which he shot his age or less, seven holes in one, including two on the same hole, two days in a row, and with the same ball. * The number of Western novels he has read.* Detailed charts of his dart games - which started once he was indoors more due to illness.* The number of times he has read the entire Bible (which reading scripture and prayer began each day).* The number of laps he walked around the house (he had a route).Whatever the task, Johnny was intentionally striving for excellence. Johnny considered his greatest accomplishment in life, his faith journey, and the legacy he left his family. He would be the first to say, "I am not perfect,"... but his desire to be the absolute best for his family and God is clear. The funeral service was Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. The interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.Pallbearers were Dwaine Hudson; grandson-in-law, Micah Laird; grandson, Chandler Matlock; grandson-in-law, Marcus Obregon; grandson-in-law, Jay Petz and Rick Quattlebaum Honorary Pallbearers were Leland & Brenda Hutchison, Bob & Carolyn Seasongood, Bill Arnold, Carl Curtis, Dr. Tom & Cindy Langston, Home Town Doc Office Staff Gurtie & Kim, and Golfing Buddies from Harrison Country Club
Michael, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Sending prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family.
Sending Love and prayers . Sorry we couldn't make the service. Always patient and kind.
Sure going to miss you cuz,I guess Iâ€™ll have to root twice as hard for the hogs !My prayers are with all his family that are left to mourn this great loss and May God comfort all of you with his comfort and grace !
My sincere sympathy to you, Michael and your mom in the loss of your dear father. He was special in so many ways. Many prayers in the days to come.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending a donation to Children's Home in lieu of flowers - he was of inspiration and he has touched a lot of lives. Prayers for you all.
Dearest Lulla Belle and family. Weâ€™re so sorry for your loss We loved and respected Johnny as he was a special friend. Never ready to say good -bye.
We are so saddened by your loss. You are such a wonderful person, it says a lot about your dad and your upbringing. We love you.
Thinking of you and the times we shared in school/home health days.....my condolences at this loss in your family.
Sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time.
So sorry to hear about my cousin Johnny. He was such a great man. Lived for his Lord, family, the great outdoors and our beloved Razorbacks. I will certainly miss his help rooting for our teams in all sports. Prayers and hugs for all the family. The Lord has gained a great spirit. ðŸ™ðŸ™ðŸ™
We are saddened by Johnny's passing from this earthly life. It always feels like we want them One Moment Longer. Knowing that this new heavenly realm is what he strove for his whole life, is a great comfort. Our hearts are with you and continued prayers for strength.With much love, Sam and Jo Alexander
Johnny, Michael please know that you and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers.