Donald Mattox

March 16, 1948 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 72)


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


Donald Mattox, 72, of Hardinsburg, Indiana, passed away on August 29, 2020 in Hardinsburg, Indiana.  He was born March 16, 1948 in Salem, Indiana to Grant A Mattox and Margie M. Silverthorn. Donald, “Don” had a close relationship with his mother Margie. He loved Southern Indiana and lived an amazingly simple life with his companion, Marybeth Smith. Don was just a good old country boy. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time outdoors and in his shop as he was always on the go. Don was a hard worker, smart, a skilled mechanic, and could work on any engine, whether it was boat, car, or truck. He loved the ocean and lived in Florida from the mid 70’s to early 90’s. Donald was a commercial fisherman during his time in Florida and spent many days on end in the ocean on his boat, “Lamplighter”. He worked at many marinas throughout the years.


Don returned to Indiana and started his own business, Mattox Fiber Glass Repair and continued his work on boats, trucks, and cars. He made many friends along the way between Florida and Indiana and enjoyed spending time with them and his family. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Survivors include:


                Marybeth Smith                                                                                                                Hardinsburg, Indiana



                Andrew E. Mattox                                                                                                            Chalmers, Indiana



                Missi (Tim) Barrett                                                                                                           Monticello, Indiana

                Cindy N. Jackson                                                                                                               Danville, Georgia



                Jimmy Mattox                                                                                                                    Indianapolis, Indiana



                Elaine Adams                                                                                                                     West Virginia

                Kathryn Mattox                                                                                                                 Indianapolis, Indiana

                Carolyn Beers                                                                                                                     Paoli, Indiana


Grandchildren: Colton and Toby Mattox, Mark Anthony Jackson, Ella Mattox, and Kira Jackson, as well as several nieces and nephews, also survive Donald Mattox.



A Memorial service will be Friday September 4, 2020 from 12:00-2:00 PM at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.



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Memorial Service
September 4, 2020

12:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

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