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Obituary for Jerry Matthiesen

Jerry Matthiesen
Jerry Matthiesen, age 68, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. He was born December 28, 1948 in Ballinger, Texas and joined the United States Navy at the age of twenty. He served his country proudly as a Personnelman Third Class with his last duty assignment stationed at USS Providence, transferring from the Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. Jerry retired after 17 years from Pilot Flying J as a Maintenance Office Manager. After retiring, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and took pride in keeping a manicured lawn and growing a beautiful garden. He loved grilling for family and friends, treasuring also the time spent watching his grandchildren play baseball. Jerry was an avid UT Vol fan who bled Orange. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceded in death by his father, August Adam Matthiesen; step-daughter, Angela Ann Sears.

SURVIVORS

Loving wife of 35 years
Barbara Miller Matthiesen of Kingston

Precious Mother
Dorine Sturm of Sugarland, TX

Children
Kimberly Key & husband, Charles of Kingston
Christopher Matthiesen & wife, Alice of Ashburn, VA
Michael Matthiesen & wife, Charlie of N. Houston, TX
Chad Sears & wife, Kristen of Kingston

Grandchildren
Kayla Matthiesen, Charles Key, III., Nathan Matthiesen, Austin Key, Hannah Sears, and Angela Sears

Several step-grandchildren

Brothers
Steven Matthiesen & wife, Jennifer
Dennis Matthiesen & wife, Dee
Danny Matthiesen & wife, Nena
Ronnie & Wayne Matthiesen, all of Texas

Brother-in-law
Michael Bilyeu & wife, Debbie of Texas

Sisters-in-law
Cheryl Baker & husband, Mitch of Knoxville
Jackie Farris & husband, Jay of Texas
Patti Casey & husband, Glenn of Knoxville

A host of extended family and friends

The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, October 9, 2017 at Fraker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday in the chapel of Fraker Funeral Home with Jay Cash officiating. Interment will follow the service at Dogwood Baptist Church Cemetery. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.
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