James Alton Mattice, 73, died Friday, May 30, 2014 with his loving family by his side on at his residence in Gilboa.
Jim was born April 30, 1941 at Gilboa, the son of Kenneth Rockwell Sr. and Elsie Stevens.
He married Belvia Dawn Loucks at Grand Gorge on March 3, 1960.
He was a man of many talents working as a auto mechanic at Texaco Service Station, County Tire in Delhi, for George Flowers & Son delivering fuel, as a butcher for Greendell in Prattsville and Provimi Veal Company in Bloomville. Jim was well known for his chicken barbecue sauce and barbecuing. He enjoyed country music and dancing and pistol shooting on the range, but most of all he loved his family. He was a former member of the Grand Gorge Fire Department. In school Jim was a very good boxer.
Surviving are his wife, Belvia Mattice of Grand Gorge; his mother, Elsie Rockwell of Stamford; children, Melony Lee and her husband, Ray, Michael J. Mattice and wife, Elaine of Corning and Mark L. Mattice of Beaver Dams; grandchildren, Adam M. Bonci, Victoria D. Mattice, Corey T. Proudman, Kayla L. Mattice, Kyle L. Proudman and Rae Dawn E. Lee; great-grandchildren, Anthony Leo, Ashton Dean, Carson Dean, Jordan Baio and Madison Mattice; brothers, Kenneth Rockwell and Kenneth Mattice; sisters, Shirley Loucks, Sandy Mattice, Ronda Frazee and Nancy Rice; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He leaves behind his pet bird, Tweetie.
He was predeceased by his children, James A. Mattice Jr., Cathy Marie Mattice, and father Kenneth Rockwell Sr.
No funeral services are planned at this time.
Committal will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Prattsville.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.