Abe Mattox, Sr. of Spring Bayou Island, Marksville LA, took his journey home with God on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Abe was the Proprietor of Mattox Welding for over 60 years, Iron Artist of Rock-Solid Iron Works, and Pipeline Welder all over the USA. He was also known as the “Wheel Doctor” repairing aluminum wheels, never failing to astound his customers. Abe was one of the original founding members of Spring Bayou Restoration Team and served as the First Vice President for nearly 10 years. He was a tremendous asset to this Organization. He would shout, “God Bless America!” as he rode his 1951 8N Ford Tractor (“Sweetie”) through town and festivals. Abe was bold, brave, brilliant, and to top it all, an honest solid good man. His loving heart and endless protection to defend all animals was enormous.
Those left to cherish his memory are, Terri Flint girlfriend of 24 years; His children Christy (Joey) McClellan of Mize, MS., Little Abe (Velvet) Mattox, Jr. of Bay Springs, MS., and Thomas Harvey (Heather) Mattox of Hattisburg, MS; sister, Martha Mattox Stuart of Livingston, AL; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; a special friend, Gretchen “Birddock” Flint; and all of his very close friends and families on Spring Bayou Island. All of his beautiful little beating hearts, his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Rhoades Mattox & Ida Edgar Mattox of Enterprise, MS.; brothers, T.R. Mattox of San Diego, CA., Evan Mattox of Fayetteville, TN., and Cliff Mattox of Enterprise, MS.; brother-in-law, Thomas Stuart, Sr. of Livingston, AL.
Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)
Enterprise United Methodist Church
A memorial service will be held on July 30, 2022 in at Enterprise United Methodist Church in Enterprise, Mississippi. Visitation will begin at 3:00pm and the memorial service will follow at 4:00pm.