Larry Matics, 75, of Reedy, W.Va., passed peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
He was born July 31, 1937, in Roane County, a son of the late Alfred and Pearl Starcher Matics. He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways and was a truck driver. He was a member of the Reedy United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and enjoyed farming, hunting and watching his two grandchildren participate in sports events.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet Stanley Matics; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Eric Strawderman of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; twin grandchildren, Cole Gregory and Madison Leigh Strawderman; two sisters, Rita Terrell of Reedy, and Tresa Lea Westfall of Ohio; and four brothers, Robert (Bob), Donald and Kenneth, all of Reedy, and James (Jim) of Florida. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Neal Matics; and two brothers, Alfred (Bill) Jr. of Ohio, and Benny of Reedy.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, W.Va., with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery near Reedy. Visiting hours are 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.