He was born January 19, 1941 in Nelson County. He and his brother owned and operated the Corner Food Mart and Mattingly Brothers Rental in Loretto. He was a retired employee of General Electric in Louisville; a Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Army; a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Rodney and Mary Ruby Hagan Mattingly; one son, Jeff Mattingly; two sisters, Nancy Donnelly and Margie Ryan; one brother, Jimmy Mattingly.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sheila Masterson Mattingly; one daughter, Jill Renee Mattingly of Loretto; three sons, Brian Mattingly (Tonya) of Irvine, Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly (Kristal) of Shelbyville and Todd “Schoolboy” Mattingly (Jamie) of Loretto; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Rita Butler (Sam) of Marysville, Indiana; six brothers, Marcy Mattingly and Danny Mattingly (Darnell) all of Loretto, David Mattingly of New Haven, Frank Mattingly (Martha) of Bardstown, Leon Mattingly (Judy) of Mount Washington and Bobby Mattingly of Holy Cross.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6785 Highway 52, Saint Francis. The Rev. Emil Kander will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation is 3-8 PM Wednesday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 7 PM by The Rev. Deacon Joseph R. Dant.
Pallbearers are Brian, Todd, Matthew, Craig, Trey, Mike and Brad Mattingly and Stephen “Pops” Hutchins. Grandchildren will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.