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Kenneth Lee Mattheyer, Sr.

September 20, 1926 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Kenneth Mattheyer Life Story

Kenneth Lee Mattheyer, Sr., better known as "Papa GooGoo", a name given to him by his oldest granddaughter, Kari Ann, was the most loving, supportive and generous father, papa, great-papa, great-great-papa in every area of his life.

He had many hobbies, collecting coins, stamps, putting together photo albums, and raising a garden were some of his favorites. Kenneth was drafted by the Army out of high school and served in the U. S. Army in the Pacific. He loved working. He worked in the oil field for 40 years, working all positions from the ground to the crown and beyond. After the oilfield, he started KLM Services, servicing and maintaining swimming pools and spas for over 20 years, until his retirement to take care of his wife, Betty. He was active in attending as many functions he could supporting his great-grandchildren. Papa enjoyed it when Richard took him on long rides, fishing and going out to eat. He also enjoyed all the long telephone talks with Richard, Andrew and others. He often called Richard his "Number One Helper". He loved sharing wisdom with his children, grands and greats. He was THE Papa of all Papas and we are so thankful to have loved him for 97 years. He will be greatly missed.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mattheyer; his parents, Frank and Faye Mattheyer; his grandson, Wilson Byrd; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Dennis Rackley; son-in-law, Billy Jack Byrd, Jr. and his great-great-granddaughter, Kenlee Busbey.

He is survived by his son, Kenneth Mattheyer, Jr., daughters, Brenda Busbey and her husband, Richard and Lou Ann Byrd; his grandchildren, Kari Roberson and husband, Mark, Ken Mattheyer III and Cynthia Mattheyer, Jeffrey Busbey and wife, Dahlia, Kayela Busbey, Kelee Golladay and husband, Brad, Jessica Asperra, Billy Jack Byrd III and wife, Amanda and Andrew Byrd; great-grandchildren, Joseph Johnson, Alyssa Marcum and husband, Mason, Kolten Roberson, Alyson Roberson, Kayetlyn Hall and husband, Nathan, Logan Busbey and fiancee, Makenna Lewis, Kelsie Adams, Kolby Adams, Kayelee Adams, Addison Golladay and fiance, Jordan Graff, Braxton Golladay, Kloe Golladay, Everley Golladay, Billy Jack Byrd IV, Haylee Byrd, Andallan Byrd, Kobey Byrd and Jessalan Aspera; great-great-grandchildren, Beckham Hall and Madelyn Marcum and many other family members and friends who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Kenneth will be held in Marshall on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 4-6pm at The Cammack Family Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation will be held in Chandler, Oklahoma on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 2-3pm at First Baptist Church. Service will follow that visitation at 3:00pm, Saturday, November 18, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Chandler, Oklahoma with Pastor Rick Blackwell officiating. Interment will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler, Oklahoma where he will be laid to rest in the family plot next to his beloved Betty. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ken Mattheyer III, Jeffrey Busbey, Billy Jack Byrd III, Andrew Byrd, Mark Roberson and Brad Golladay. Honorary Pallbearers will be his great-grandsons and his great-great-grandson, Logan Busbey, Kolten Roberson, Kolby Adams, Braxton Golladay, Kobey Byrd, Billy Jack Byrd IV, Mason Marcum, Nathan Hall and Beckham Hall.

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November 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sullivan Funeral Home
100 E. Travis St.
Marshall, TX 75670

November 18, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Chandler First Baptist Church
912 W. 1st Street
Chandler, OK 74834

November 18, 2023

3:00 PM
Chandler First Baptist Church
912 W. 1st Street
Chandler, OK 74834


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