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Robert "Bob" Matus '58 May 7, 2019 9:35 AM updated: May 7, 2019 9:38 AM

Laurel Land FH - Ft Worth obituary
Fort Worth, TX
817-293-1350

Robert Joe Matus
OCTOBER 10, 1935 – MAY 3, 2019

Robert J. (Bob) Matus, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel passed away May 3, 2019 in Fort Worth. Funeral Service: 10am Thursday May 9, 2019 at St Bartholomew Catholic Church. Visitation: 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Interment: 9:15 am May 10, 2019 at DFW National Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made to the St Jude's Foundation. Robert was born on October 10, 1935 in Abbott, Texas to Joe and Lillie Matus. He attended West, Texas schools and graduated from West High School. Col. Matus was a 1958 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in agricultural education. In 1969 he earned a masters degree in economics from Hardin Simmons University. He married the former Nancy Webb in May 1958. They resided in Fort Worth since 1979. Col. Matus entered the USAF in September 1958, serving as a navigator in KC-97 and KC- 135 aircraft. He also held positions as staff officer and commander. Among his awards and decorations were the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 5 Oakleaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, and numerous other awards. After retiring from the Air Force with 22 years of service, he worked at General Dynamics as a supervisor. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters; he is survived by his wife Nancy; son, Rick; grandson, Eric and his wife Allyson; granddaughter, Jill Taylor and her husband Nathan; great grandchildren, Rowan and Vivian Matus; sisters, Carrie Kaska, Lillian Teeple, and Joann Wiese; plus several nieces and nephews.


Services

8
MAY
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LAUREL LAND FH - FT WORTH
7100 CROWLEY RD
FORT WORTH, TX 76134


9
MAY
Funeral Service
10:00 am - 11:00 am

ST BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH
3601 Altamesa Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76133


10
MAY
Committal Service
9:15 am - 9:30 am

DFW NATIONAL CEMETERY
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211


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