roy wade mattocks age 63, with his "doogie dog" in gods arms

by gloria h. mattocks
(lexington, north carolina)

roy's eyes were green. his hair soft brown and curly. he was a "wood carver" in his spare time...there wasn't anything he couldn't make out of wood, beautiful staffs and wood numphs..tables and beautiful benches..anything you wanted. he wasn't just a "hobbiest" but, a real artist. people from all over this country have his pieces. they were his gifts to them. he wouldn't take credit for that word though. he was too humble for the word "artist".I gave him silly little nicknames like "roy-boy" and ro-bo". he started out calling me "little buddy" and after 40 yrs together I was referred to as "boss lady". we thought alike and family said we were "soulmates". they were right because, I feel as though only half of me is left behind now. "doogie dog" was our english bulldog of many years ago. parents couldn't love their children any more than we loved our doogie...roy's with him now. he said he wanted to see him again. I would give what's left of this life here to just sit beside roy on our patio. listen to him talk again. rock in our chairs. eat tomato sandwiches. he had such a wonderful soothing way about him. always calm and level headed. I felt like I could accomplish anything and do it right as long as he was beside me. roy always looked towards the future. always trying to make life easier for me to deal with. he wanted to be with god but he wanted to stay here with me too. roy had a beautiful soul. an "old" soul, full of love and understanding for others. I used to joke with him about that. I'm positive that he's with god and jesus and mary. I just pray that god will let us have a lifetime together again.

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Jun 20, 2012
Roy Wade Mattock age 63 R.I.P.
by: Doreen England U.K.

Hi Gloria,
Sorry for the loss of your "doogie dog". My husband Steve was a carpenter and good with wood and he passed away from cancer 6 weeks ago. I miss him terribly and life is never the same when we lose our spouse.
Yes both our spouse's are in the arms of God but I would give anything to have him back with me as the days are lonely without him. We were supposed to be enjoying his retirement. Steve had big plans to make furniture and continue working with wood. He too was a humble soul and a very loving and caring person. A great loss of talent to the world. A great loss to everyone who knew him.
I hope your world gets better without your roy. We have to walk a lonely road now and lets do it with the memories we are left with.
Best wishes. Thanks for sharing your story.

Jun 19, 2012
Me Too
by: Anonymous

I feel exactly about my deceased wife. She also was an artist and my soulmate. I hope that both you and Roy and Mary and I can have a whole other life again. I feel as you do. Only half a person. I ask God and pray with you that we get to be with our loved ones again wherever that may be. God Bless you and grant you peace. Michael

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