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Grover Lee Matlock Jr.

August 30, 1942 — December 16, 2023

Newport

Grover Lee Matlock, Jr., 81 of Newport, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at his home.

A memorial service to honor Grover’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. The service will remain on the Funeral Home website for 90 days.

He was born on August 30, 1942, in Leaksville (Eden), North Carolina. Grover was raised by his loving mother, Evelyn Hawkins Hall, who adored him and his stepfather John D. Jones.

Grover met his wife Kathrine Oglesby while attending East Carolina University. They were married 60 loving and adventurous years. They enjoyed spending time together on cruises, traveling, and with their three daughters, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Grover was the proud owner and operator of the Mattress Outlet in Greensboro, NC which he opened in 1983. He was able to successfully move his business to Morehead City, NC in 1988, where he eventually retired.

He loved life and had a loud, infectious laugh. He loved spending time on his boat, fishing, and golfing. He enjoyed his time with his friends at the Morehead City Country Club and the local Cigar Store. He remained close friends with his high school buddies and they held a "reunion" the last 12 years known as "Beach Boys" over on the beach.

He will be greatly missed as a husband (Matlock), father (Dad), grandfather (Papa), and friend. If you met Grover once you had a friend for life. 2 Corinthians 5:8

Those remaining to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Katherine "Kay" Matlock; daughters, Tracie Matlock Smith and son-in-law John of Snow Camp, NC, Leigh Matlock O'Kelley of High Point, NC, and Kimberle Matlock Maynor of Newport, NC; brother-in-law, David Oglesby of Newport, NC and Fletcher Poulk of Morehead City, NC; grandchildren, John Glenn Smith II, Calynn Smith Martinez and husband Earvin, Colin O'Kelley, Michael Holden Maynor, and Ashton Maynor; great-grandchildren, Lila, Jordi, Molly, and Hallie Martinez, and Jace Lee Maynor; stepbrother, Jack Jones and wife Aimee; nephews, Tommy, Matthew, and Drew Poulk; many special friends; and his furry companions, CoCo and Sy.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, Grover was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Daryl Oglesby Poulk; and stepsiblings, Nancy Jones Caudill and Toby Jones.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Grover's memory to your local Humane Society.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

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Munden Funeral Home & Crematory

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

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2112 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

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