Randy Neal Matney, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Jefferson City on Monday, February 18, 2019. He was born on October 10, 1952 in Modesto, California to Robey Neal Matney and Anna Louise (Caruthers) Matney.
Growing up, Randy learned the value of working hard from his father on their farm near Jamestown, Missouri. Randy was Valedictorian, Class President and Vice President of the Future Farmers of America organization and he won many awards in track while attending Jamestown High School.
Following High School, Randy worked with his father building homes. He was later employed at the Missouri State Penitentiary and ABB in Jefferson City. Randy also worked for Alvin Wunderlich at WW Construction for over 20 years. After Alvin's passing, he then was employed by Lawrence Thoenen Home Builders for 14 years.
Randy was proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Darren Matney and wife Bene, of Lebanon, Missouri; his beloved wife of 26 years, Robin Matney; step-son Jonathan Knatcal and wife Lydia, and two wonderful grandchildren, Paxton and Isaac, of Holts Summit; and brother-in-law Matt Owens and wife Kristi, and niece Andersyn, of Jefferson City.
Randy loved life and he loved God. Randy most loved spending time with wife Robin, Jonathan, family and their beloved pets. Family meant the world to him. He was a voracious reader and he enjoyed camping. Randy was especially passionate about building fast cars and motorcycles, always customizing them to their fullest potential.
Visitation will be conducted Friday, February 22, 2019, from 4 PM to 7 PM, at Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City. A memorial service will be held at the Dry Fork Baptist Church in Guthrie, Missouri at a later date.
Randy and his family are forever grateful to the incredible doctors and nurses who cared for him so exceptionally these past couple of years. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Randy Neal Matney Memorial Fund.