Christopher J. Mattox

MOUND VALLEY — Christopher J. “Chris” Mattox, 59, of rural Mound Valley passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at his home.

Christopher Joe Mattox was born on Aug. 11, 1961, to Bobbie J. and Barbara A. (Hayden) Mattox in Chanute. He and his family lived in Fredonia, and he attended grade school in Mound Valley. In 1979, he graduated from Labette County High School. 

Following high school, he settled in the Mound Valley area, where he had lived since. He worked as a truck driver for a private trucking company. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing things.

He and Marcia Barrager were married. The couple later divorced.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Maxson and her husband, Tracy, of Coffeyville; three grandchildren; his mother, Barbara Mattox of Mound Valley; two brothers, Corey Mattox of Mound Valley and Craig Berkenmeier of Lafayette, Louisiana; and three sisters, Carla June Barr of Emporia, Connie Gannon of Mansfield, Louisiana, and Mary Jo Morgan of Vinita, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Mattox; a brother, Stanley Mattox; and a sister, Elizabeth Pittman.

There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday at Mound Valley Cemetery. The service can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks.

Memorials are suggested to Western Way Cowboy Church and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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