Mar 18, 2013
March 18, 2013
Dennis Mattson, 74, of Georgetown, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home.
He was of the Church of God faith and was a retired electrician from DuPont Corporation after 37 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War, and was a 32nd degree Mason at Birchwood Limestone Masonic Lodge 176 F&AM and Alhambra Shrine in Chattanooga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Signor Jones Mattson and Ollie Mae Miller Mattson; and one brother, Frank Bartley Mattson.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Wilma Mattson of Georgetown; his children, Dennis Richard Mattson and his wife, Susie, of Niota, Harold Jeffery Mattson of Athens, and David Risenhoover and his wife, Sharon, and Dean Risenhoover, all of Cleveland; grandchildren, Jonathan Mattson, Emily Mattson, Tamara Fisher, Matt Risenhoover and Marty Risenhoover; one sister, Mildred Sneed of Decatur; one brother, Dairl Mattson and his wife, Frances, of Georgetown; one sister-in-law, Lois Mattson of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Clear Springs Cemetery in McMinn County with military honors. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Pallbearers will be Matt Risenhoover, Marty Risenhoover, Chris Sneed, Bart Mattson, Brad Mattson and Steve Sneed.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home concluding with a Masonic service at 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Birchwood Limestone Masonic Lodge, 5438 Rutherford Road, Birchwood, TN 37308.
Send a message of condolence and view the Mattson family guest book at wwwfikefh.com
Fike Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.