John Barnett Matherly, “J.B.”, 70, passed away on Tuesday Feb. 11 in Fort Worth after a brief illness. J.B. was born in Fairfield, Ill. in 1943. He served in the Air Force, then made his home in Mineral Wells. He soon began working at Southern Airways in Mineral Wells. He enjoyed living in Mineral Wells and enjoyed boating on Possum Kingdom Lake. He loved music, old hot rods and days spent at the gun range with friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Lucille Monroe-“Gigi.”
He is survived by his son John Matherly and wife Terry of Weatherford; brothers Edgar Matherly and wife Bonnie of Buckingham, Illinois, Wayne Matherly of Florissant, Missouri, and Rodger Matherly and wife Brenda of West Salem, Illinois. He has two nieces, Kindra and Jessie. In lieu of flowers, please send a kind donation to Meals on Wheels of Palo Pinto County or Community Animal Rescue Effort-C.A.R.E. of Strawn, Texas.