Robert Gene "Bobby" Mattingly

July 2, 1935February 19, 2019

Robert "Bobby" Mattingly, 83, of Fern Creek, was reunited with the love of his life, Hazel "Punkin" on February 19, 2019.  Bobby will be affectionately remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, dad, a man with a tender soul, always having time to listen and help others.  He found immense joy in sharing time with his family, piddling in his workshop, going to the casino, gardening, Pensacola Beach, fishing, and had a passion for vintage cars.  Bobby retired from General Electric in 1991 as a machine operator, then joined his wife in Mattingly's Cleaning Service.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Hazel; their beloved schnauzer, Molly; parents, Robert and Sally Mattingly; and numerous family members.  Bobby leaves his adoring children, Rhonda Engler (Bill), Robbie Mattingly (Sherry), Betty Shelden (John), and William Mattingly (Stacey) to cherish his lifetime of memories and devotion.  He was a loving Papaw to Chris, Melissa, Hannah, Aubrey, Sam, Paul, Kyle, Brittaney, Jaxson, Ricky and Kurt.  Also left to nurture his memory are a sister, Fran Steinberger (Glen); sister-in-law, Joyce Mattingly, along with many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery. Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 12 p.m. Sunday.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Condolences

Daddy, When God called you home, I lost my first love. I lost my hero. I lost my Daddy. You did your best to prepare us kids for this day. Fighting through your own heart wrenching grief, you asked me countless times that when this day came for me not to cry. You wanted me to promise I wouldn't cry. You asked me to rejoice because you would be with Mom. I did tell you that I would rejoice in your love and reunion with Mom, but I also told you I couldn't promise not to cry. How do you not cry when you lose your hero? Thank you for a lifetime of love and cherished memories. Thank you for everything you taught me. Thank you for a life and family that others only imagine in their dreams. Thank you for accepting John as your son. Thank you for being my Daddy. I am so very proud to be your daughter. I know you and Mom are happy now, holding hands and each other. I miss you already. I miss Mom. I miss our old life. Your last words to me "I love you 4 kids. I worship your Mom" will forever comfort my heart and soul. It was just like you to give me this comfort. I look forward to seeing you and Mom hand in hand, meeting me at Heaven's gate. Until then, I will hold our family's cherished memories and love in my heart, living my life as your daughter, a life blessed far beyond words. Give Mom a kiss and hug from me. Always remember, I love you to the moon and back, and a little bit more! Goose xoxoxo
Dear Mattingly Family, Sadly we will be out of town Fri-Tues and will miss the visitation/funeral. Bobby was a lovely man and good neighbor to my parents, Dennis and Dorothy Robertson for so long at Beulah Church Road. Also, he was a good neighbor to my son, Andy for the 15 yrs Andy lived there. Bobby is with Hazel now and I hope that brings some comfort to all of you. Dorissa and Gary Falk