Ralph L. Mattox, 78, of Terre Haute, entered heaven’s gates Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Ralph was born to Curt and Pearl (Fielden) Mattox, on May 23, 1934, in Jasonville. Ralph was employed by the Terre Haute Gas Company for 23 years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Arlene (Taylor) Mattox, whom he married Feb. 2, 1955; his son, R. Vernon (Laura) Mattox; and daughter, Laura (Tim) Hull; grandchildren, Micheal (Brandy) Mattox, Matthew Mattox, and Sarah (Jordan) Butts, and Ashlee (Dusty) Taylor, Katie Hull, Ellina Brown, and Miracle Blakely; great-grandchildren, Milena and Jude Mattox, and Thomas Butts; and two brothers, Gene and Chuck Mattox. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leroy and Bobby (Rex); and sisters, Ruth Reed, Hazel Mace, and Lillian Tate.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday. Jan. 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Cross Tabernacle Church, in Terre Haute, with Pastor Dusty Taylor officiating. Cremation by Alpha Funeral Services in Indianapolis.