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Carl David Matlock, 82 of Muldrow, Oklahoma passed away February 16, 2017 in Muldrow, Oklahoma. He was born September 27, 1934 in Central City, Arkansas, the son of Marie (Etheridge) Matlock and Orlen David Matlock. He was married to Carol Roberts on December 22, 1955 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Carl's humble career began in Dibble, Oklahoma, where he taught history and did a little coaching. Later, life brought him and his sweet wife, Carol, to Roland, Oklahoma. He began his tenure at Roland by teaching history and again coaching before eventually becoming the high school principal. In 1971 he became the Superintendent of Roland Public School. He retired in 1989 only to go to Hackett for a year where he was also the school's Superintendent. Mr. Matlock will forever be remembered as a positive influence over all the students in his care; just as he was for each of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors are:

wife: Carol of the home

3 daughters: Debbie Bonner and husband, Jeff of Muldrow, OK, Janice Gordon and husband, Doug of Roland, OK
and Patty Matlock of Roland, OK

2 sons: Harold Matlock and wife, Tammy of Muldrow, OK and Paul Matlock and wife, Marlene of Roland, OK

10 grandchildren: Josh Bonner, Troy Bonner, Kyp Matlock, Katie Sevenstar, Chelsea Moore,
Maggie Green, Molly Gordon, Jacob Matlock, Heath Matlock and Hanna Hammer

22 great grandchildren

3 sisters: Virginia Fugett of Muldrow, OK, Shirley Yarberro of Pocola, OK and Joyce McGehee of Muldrow, OK

2 brothers: Jimmy Matlock of Van Buren, AR and Alton Matlock of Sallisaw, OK

numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother: Troy Matlock

Special thanks to his caregivers who were his earth angels

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church in Muldrow, Oklahoma.
Burial will follow at Blackjack Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Muldrow, Oklahoma.

Active pallbearers will be Josh Bonner, Troy Bonner, Kyp Matlock, Jacob Matlock,
Heath Matlock, Blake Green, Cameron Sevenstar, John Moore and Chance Hammer

Viewing will be 2 - 8 pm Sunday and 10 am - 8 pm Monday at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Muldrow, OK
 where the family will greet 6 - 8 pm Monday.

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