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William T Matlock

September 7, 1926 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 93)


Matlock, William T. (Dub)

Age 93, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019. Deacon Matlock was born in Sparkman, Arkansas,  September 7, 1926, to the parents of Jewel and Millie Matlock. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Annie Pearl Tate and Mary Brooks, and one  brother, Cecil Matlock. In 1960 he moved to Albuquerque from Little Rock Arkansas. He was employed and worked many of years at Duke City Lumber Company. He joined St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was baptized by the late Rev. Walter Green. He was ordained as a deacon in November 1977. In 2012 he joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a member until his death. Deacon Matlock, loved the Lord, He was proud to introduce himself as Deacon W. T. Matlock. He dedicated his life and his work to the church. There is nothing that he would not do for the church.  Often he would take from his own pocket to purchase material, supplies and whatever the church needed.  He would never charge the church for any work. The church was remodeled by Deacon Matlock and Rev. Mock. When the church called Rev. Ronald J. Knight as their pastor, Deacon Matlock continued working in the church. 

Deacon Matlock was the handyman for the community.  When ever,  you needed anything done you would call Deacon Matlock. There was nothing that he could not fix..  He was the true example of a Deacon. Honest, faithful, hard worker in and around the church, a great family man, loved mankind and would do whatever he could to help anyone. He is survived by his wife, Rosie, children, Joyce Marie Richardson, Sandra Johnson, Alice Marie Matlock all from Little Rock AR, Ella Denise Daniels (Robert), Mt. Home ID., Monica Hasberry(Gary), Rio Rancho New Mexico. Brothers, Cleveland Matlock, Mt. Pine AR.(Betty), Leavy Matlock, Malvern AR. fourteen (14) grandchildren, twelve (12) great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation, Wednesday December 4, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Strong Thorne Funeral Home, 1100 Coal Ave SE.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday December 5, 2019, 11:00 am at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 1509 Edith SE, Final Resting place, Fairview Memorial Park. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit

Strong Thorne Funeral Home

505 842-8800

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December 4, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Daniels Family Funeral Services - Strong-Thorne Chapel
1100 Coal Av SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Funeral Service
December 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (Fairview Memorial Park)

Interment following funeral service

Fairview Memorial Park
700 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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