Hugh T. ‘Sonny’ Mattingly Jr., 76, Jasper

Hugh T. “Sonny” Mattingly Jr., 76, Jasper, passed away at 4:05 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at home after a six-year battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Hugh was born in Washington on July 19, 1943, to Hugh and Eleanor (McLemore) Mattingly. He married Donna M. Eisenhut on July 16, 1966, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville.

Hugh graduated from Jasper High School in 1961. He earned a degree in Business Administration from Vincennes University Jasper Center. He was one of the first two graduates from VUJC in 1972, and later went on to serve as an instructor of Labor Economics at the University.  He served in the Indiana National Guard and is a graduate of the Indiana Military Academy.

He took great pride in spending his entire 40-year working career with Kimball International, Electronics Division.  He was active in his church, Trinity United Church of Christ, having volunteered on mission trips, as a religious education teacher, and served on many committees and as President and Treasurer of the Church Council.  He volunteered as a Junior Achievement advisor. He was an active volunteer at his children’s activities including serving as an Odyssey of the Mind coach and was ever present on the sideline for his grandchildren at their sporting events.  He enjoyed reading, fishing, and being with his family most of all. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

Surviving are his wife Donna Mattingly; one son, Ryan (Ali) Mattingly, Newburgh; four daughters; Kerrie (Paul) Weinzapfel, Newburgh, Andrea (Kevin) Denu, Dubois, Susan (Andrew) Stout, Huntingburg, and Audra (Brandon) Jahn, Jasper; nine grandchildren, P. Alexander Weinzapfel, Indianapolis, Bailey Weinzapfel, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jaxon and Adison Denu, Dubois, Aidan Altmeyer, Huntingburg, Emery and Colin Mattingly, Newburgh, and Parker and Nolan Jahn, Jasper; and three stepgrandchildren, Emma and Annie Stout, Indianapolis, and Garrett Stout, Jasper; one brother, Jerry (Sue)Mattingly, Round Lake Beach, Illinois; two stepsisters, Linda (Bevin) Myers, Bradenton, Florida, and Gina Huey, Lakeland, Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marvin and Vicky Eisenhut, Haysville; and nieces and nephews.   

He is predeceased by his father and mother; sister, Judy Mattingly; and stepmother ,Joyce Mattingly.

A private service will be held at Becher Kluesner Northside Chapel with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center or Trinity United Church of Christ.

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