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Rhett L. Mattox

December 8, 1956 - February 6, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: February 13, 2021

Funeral Home James Wilson Funeral Home

Private cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.

All CDC and State guidelines will be strictly enforced, including the mandatory use of facial coverings and proper social distancing.

Please be prepared to pay your respects in a timely manner while refraining from physical contact. Once you have paid your respects it is kindly asked that you to exit the funeral home.

If necessary, please be prepared to wait outside the funeral home before entering.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, Pa 18436.

The family requests no flowers

 Rhett L. Mattox, 64, of Paupack Township, died Saturday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton unexpectedly. His loving wife of 24 years is the former Erin O’Brien.

Born December 8, 1956 in Farmington, MI, he was the son of the late Bobby Wayne Mattox and AlmaRose Miller. He spent most of his life in the mechanical field. First as an Aircraft Mechanic in the United States Navy, followed by a few stents in the Commercial Airline World, the Engineering Department for Ford Motor Company, and for the past 20 years at Ceccacci Lift Truck Services in Olyphant, Pa. In the middle of all that he worked in Disney’s Magic Kingdom where he met his wife. He was a proud member of the Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company where he served as a Rescue Diver and Instructor for the Dive/Rescue Team. He was also a Dive Master Instructor for Inland Water Sports in Luzerne, Pa. He will forever be known as “The Man Who Could Fix Anything.”

When he wasn’t off cruising the world with his wife, his time was spent camping with his wife and grand kids, riding fast roller coaster, or scuba diving the big blue seas.

Also surviving are a daughter Maegan Herington of Hawley; a son Sean Herington of Norwich, Ct; grandchildren Harper Ann and Mason Douglas Ackerson; a brother Jerry Mattox and his wife Renee of Georgia; niece Cherie Mattox – Walls and sister in law Susan O’Brien

Private cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.

All CDC and State guidelines will be strictly enforced, including the mandatory use of facial coverings and proper social distancing.

Please be prepared to pay your respects in a timely manner while refraining from physical contact. Once you have paid your respects it is kindly asked that you to exit the funeral home.

If necessary, please be prepared to wait outside the funeral home before entering.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, Pa 18436.

The family requests no flowers

For directions, to share a memory, or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com

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