WALNUT — James S. “Jimbo” Mattingly, 77, of rural Walnut died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Heritage Health in Walnut.
Jim was born May 23, 1940, in Princeton to Spalding and Marcella (Kolp) Mattingly. He married Linda Berry Nov. 27, 1965, in Walnut.
He graduated from Walnut High School in 1959. He was a farmer and worked at Walnut Custom Homes later in life until retirement.
He loved baseball, football and hunting. He loved attending his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events. He was an avid outdoorsman and played fast-pitch baseball well into his 50s.
Survivors include two sons, Matt (Shannon) Mattingly of Manlius and Dave (Jennifer) Mattingly of Walnut; one daughter, Suzanne (Jesse) Zeller of Mackinaw, Ill.; his mother, Marcella Mattingly of Walnut; six grandchildren, Dillon (Abbie) Mattingly, Cody Mattingly, Austin Seitter, Blake Mattingly, Keely Zeller and Meesha Zeller; three great-grandchildren, Landen Mattingly, Maci Mattingly and Avereigh Mattingly; one brother, Bob (Bonnie) Mattingly of Deer Grove; two sisters, Lola Carey of Walnut and Kelli (Robin) Hewitt of Manlius; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Geraldine Dysart.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Brian Moore and the Rev. David Berry co-officiating. Burial will be in the Manlius Cemetery in Manlius.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.