Earl Lamar Matlock
Memorial services for Earl Lamar Matlock will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Earl Lamar Matlock, age 79, of Meridian, Miss., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
Earl was born on July 10, 1940, in Mississippi to the late Pete and Lessie Matlock. He was a graduate of Enterprise High School. He served in the United States Army and fought in Korea. He worked as a photographer, traveling throughout the southern United States taking family portraits and weddings. He was also a surveyor for Willbros Engineering. Earl enjoyed reading the daily newspaper, and was known for giving Oreo cookies to children.
Earl is survived by his children, Melissa Matlock, Jason Matlock, and Jerry Matlock; his grandchildren, Curtis Matlock, Dennis Walker, Carrie Walker, and Jason Matlock Jr.; and a great-granddaughter, Mallory Matlock. Earl is also survived by his siblings, Betty Burks, Walter Matlock, and Brenda Matlock.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, George and Charlie Matlock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be shared with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertbarhamffh.com.
Published on September 5, 2019


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