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Jerry Matthiesen, age 68, of Kingston

Jerry Matthiesen, age 68, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. He was born December 28, 1948 in Ballinger, Texas and joined the United States Navy at the age of twenty. He served his country proudly as a Personnelman Third Class with his last duty assignment stationed at USS Providence, transferring from the Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. Jerry retired after 17 years from Pilot Flying J as a Maintenance Office Manager. After retiring, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and took pride in keeping a manicured lawn and growing a beautiful garden. He loved grilling for family and friends, treasuring also the time spent watching his grandchildren play baseball. Jerry was an avid UT Vol fan who bled Orange. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceded in death by his father, August Adam Matthiesen; step-daughter, Angela Ann Sears.


Loving wife of 35 years Barbara Miller Matthiesen of Kingston

Precious Mother Dorine Sturm of Sugarland, TX

Children Kimberly Key & husband, Charles of Kingston

Christopher Matthiesen & wife, Alice of Ashburn, VA

Michael Matthiesen & wife, Charlie of N. Houston, TX

Chad Sears & wife, Kristen of Kingston

Grandchildren Kayla Matthiesen, Charles Key, III., Nathan Matthiesen,

Austin Key, Hannah Sears, and Angela Sears

Several step-grandchildren

Brothers Steven Matthiesen & wife, Jennifer

Dennis Matthiesen & wife, Dee

Danny Matthiesen & wife, Nena

Ronnie & Wayne Matthiesen, all of Texas

Brother-in-law Michael Bilyeu & wife, Debbie of Texas

Sisters-in-law Cheryl Baker & husband, Mitch of Knoxville

Jackie Farris & husband, Jay of Texas

Patti Casey & husband, Glenn of Knoxville

A host of extended family and friends

The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, October 9, 2017 at Fraker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday in the chapel of Fraker Funeral Home with Jay Cash officiating. Interment will follow the service at Dogwood Baptist Church Cemetery. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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