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Thomas Walter ""Tom"" Matlock

June 17, 1940 - June 21, 2015

Loving husband, Father, & Grandfather, Tom Matlock, passed away unexpectedly in Lomita California on June 21, 2015. He was born in Searcy, Arkansas on June 17, 1940. Tom moved to El Segundo, California as a young boy with his Mother & younger Brother. He graduated from El Segundo High School in 1958 and married his …read more

Loving husband, Father, & Grandfather, Tom Matlock, passed away unexpectedly in Lomita California on June 21, 2015. He was born in Searcy, Arkansas on June 17, 1940. Tom moved to El Segundo, California as a young boy with his Mother & younger Brother. He graduated from El Segundo High School in 1958 and married his high school sweetheart, Susan in 1962. They settled in Harbor City, California where they raised their family of 3 children. Tom worked as a manufacturing engineer for over 40 years before his retirement. After living in Mississippi for a short time, Tom & Susan moved to San Pedro, California and then called Lomita, California their permanent home. Tom loved fishing, boating, hunting, watching old westerns, and spending time with family & friends. Tom devoted the last 5 years of his life caring for his wife, Susan, who suffers from Alzheimerís Disease. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Matlock; his 3 children Lisa Matlock; Thomas Matlock (Karen); Christina DiMeglio (Vince); his 5 beloved grandchildren Charlotte, Nicholas, Hannah, Natalie, & Gavin; his stepfather Grover Collins; his brother Charlie Matlock; several nieces & nephews; and many devoted friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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