Jodie Andrew Matus, 85, of Caldwell, passed away on July 16, 2017 at home in Caldwell Texas. Jodie was born January 31, 1932 to Joe and Frances Matus in Caldwell Texas.
Jodie was preceded in death by his parents; wife; Barbara, and sisters Agness Lapp and Milady Kazmir, brother; Albert Matus; daughter, Susan Matus and great grandson Garrett Cantrell.
Jodie is survived by his sister and brother in law, Lilly and Joe Foster, sons and daughters-in laws, Mark & Laura Matus of College Station, Jodie & Patricia Matus of Katy, Charles Matus of Caldwell; daughters & son-in-law, Anita Clark of Caldwel, Carrie & Henry Cantrell of Clute, Dianna & John Koch of Oregon; grandchildren, Melissa Marvitz, Amy Schuler, Stephen Sanchez, Martika Clark, Dustin Arnold, Sarah Bond, Ashley Briggs, Blane Anderson, Mark Matus Jr. , Michael Cantrell, Trey Cantrell, Brian Cantrell, Stacie Cantrell, Joshua Cantrell, and Megan Matus; great grandchildren, Nathanial Marvitz, Emily Miller, Omar Barbosa, Aquaila Barbosa, Michael Winters, Sienna Shuler, Merril Arnold, Dustin Arnold Jr., Aceland Arnold Jr., Bailey Erickson, Ryan Cantrell, Logan Cantrell, Micha Cantrell and Obinna Echeozo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Serving as pallbearers are Mark Matus Jr., Stephen Sanchez, Blane Anderson, Michael Cantrell, Trey Cantrell, and Brian Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers; Ray Schuler, and Michael Winters.
Some of us know him as Daddy others as father many as friends but we all know him as a pillar and the cornerstone of our family. Always taking care of the learning of life- teaching us all lessons we might otherwise not have known Responsibility; importance of family, Respect for our elders and Gracious to all; Fellowship and the sense of decency, humanity, and humility to everyone. Always giving of oneself, Daddy loved to give more than receive which was a great pleasure is his life.
He served our country with pride yet never boasted his achievements nor dwelled on that sorrow. Our father was strong in his beliefs and encouraged his children to do the same. He went by many names and wore many different hats in the span of his life. All of which he carried with pride and honor. We will miss his presence and generous loving nature. We honor his life with love and blessing. May peace be with him always.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
STRICKLAND FUNERAL HOME - CALDWELL
530 HWY 36 SOUTH
CALDWELL, Texas 77836
Friday, July 21, 2017
St. Johns Lutheran Church
Deanville, Texas 77852