Everett M. Mattox, 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, at his home in rural Maquoketa.
A celebration of Everett's life will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:30 A.M. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Everett Monte Mattox was born on June 11, 1931 in Merna, Nebraska, to Everett Monte and Viola Pearl (Sells) Mattox Sr. He grew up in Broken Bow, Nebraska and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict earning an honorable discharge. He married LaVonna Schoenherr in 1954 in Broken Bow, Nebraska. To this union two children were born, Julie and Victor. LaVonna preceded him in death in 1961. He later married Wilma Drake in 1964 in Broken Bow, Nebraska, and they divorced after 25 years of marriage. To this union one child was born, Shawn.
Everett was a farmer and had managed Wyoming Ready Mix for several years. He most notably was known for operating Mattox Auction Service from 1956 until 2012, and feeding people through his "Sand Prairie Farms" business for many years.
Everett was a member of the Jackson County Farm Bureau, the Jackson County Pork Producers Association, and in 2014, he was chosen to go on the Quad Cities Honor Flight. He was an accomplished carpenter, enjoyed coon hunting, and was a collector of crock and coffee pots. He truly loved what he did and believed that work was his hobby. He thoroughly enjoyed feeding people through his produce business.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Julie (Don) Davis of Eldridge, IA, and Shawn (Chantelle) Mattox of Bozeman, MT; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; a brother Steve Mattox of Callaway, NE; and sisters, Hazel Close of Boise, ID, and Judy (Ray) Lunkowitz of N. Platte, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife LaVonna, a son Victor, brothers Jack, Cecil and Lyle Mattox, and sisters Mabel Ellingson and Ruby Plambeck.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Everett M. Mattox memorial fund has been established.
Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.
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What a great man. I tried to never miss an auction that he cried because of his sense of humor. He was always placing bids for my Aunt Winifred even when she wasn't bidding.
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Hugs and prayers my dear friend Julie. The way you loved and supported your dad so inspired me. I know you are feeling such an emptiness but Jesus is holding you especially close right now. Love to you and Don, Angie and Rick
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To family members, sending my deepest condolences and prayers in the loss of Everett. Julie- I remember earlier childhood days living in Monmouth. He was one of the nicest guys I'll always remember. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie and Shawn we will miss eating all those melons. Your dad sure like to grow them.
Plus the nice tomatoes he would grow too. We will miss him.Our prayers are with you.
Barb and John
Julie&Family:It was always good to see Dad at our Auctions.May his soul rest in Peace
My sympathy to Everett's family and many friends. He was a fun guy, great dancer and truck farmer. RIP, Everett!!
Heartfelt sympathy to the family. Everett was a great hog man and auctioneer who always kept things interesting.
Cecil and sheila Bentley
My deepest sympathy. I enjoyed seeing Everett every year at work when it was time to get the fertilizer going. God Bless.
To the family- what a great guy he was, always remembered his sales and all the work he did to help the 4-H kids out...He will truly be missed and i am sure God has a great place for him in heaven.....I did so enjoy our one visit when he told me some history about my hometown...loved his watermelons for sure!.. Please know i am thinking of you at this very hard time..
Julie, Shawn, Don, Christine and Matt,
My condolences on the loss of dad and grandfather. May knowing others care offer slme comfort at this difficult time.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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