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Paul G. Mattox

Birth Date: January 3, 1928
Death Date: September 5, 2018

Paul G. Mattox, 90, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family. 

Paul was born January 3, 1928, in Mattoon, IL to William and Elsie (Creamer) Mattox. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. He married Joy Browning on February 6, 2014, in Decatur, IL. Paul was a conductor for the railroad for many years. He loved to sing Karoke, dance and spend time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Joy; three children, Ronald Mattox of Bloomington, IN, Tyler Mattox of Lincoln, IL and Kimette (John) Szczerba of Metamora, IL; five grandchildren, Dillon Spanhook, Brandy Szczerba, Michael Szczerba, Carrie Mattox and Chasidy Mattox; cousin, Max (Kathy) Mattox of Fairhope, AL. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Mattox; his brother, Joe Mattox and his granddaughter, Christina Mattox. 

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Paul Mattox will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. 

The family of Paul Mattox is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at  

Memorial Service
September 15, 2018
11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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September 15, 2018
10:00 am
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Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Condolences to Paul’s family. I knew Paul from the karaoke circuit back in 2001-2011. I was a DJ at Curlys’s for a short time but I was all over Decatur attending karaoke nights & participating in the contests. Paul was always there too, entertaining all of us! He was well known for singing “My Way”. He was quite the showman! I always had a soft spot for Paul & he was like a stand in grandfather to me. He was one of the sweetest men I ever knew!! A heart of gold! I moved to Florida in 2012, so I hadn’t seen Paul for quite a while but I’ve thought of him often. I’m sure he will be missed by many! Rest In Peace Paul! I’m sure he’s singing with the angels now!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss Kim and family. Paul will be greatly missed. I will also treasure my memories of him singing and dancing with the elderly ladies at the Senior Center when we would go and sing for them. Paul was a wonderful man.

  3. Mr. & Mrs. James Cairns

    Written by: Jim and Shirley Cairns

    Our hearts and prayers go to the family of Paul Mattox. A wonderful entertainer and friend forever.🌷

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