John J. Mattea

Father of singer Kathy Mattea

John Joseph Mattea, father of singer Kathy Mattea, died Friday May 2 after a long bout with cancer in Cross Lanes, W.Va.. He was 82.

W.Va. native and West Virginia Institute of Technology grad was a former supervisor at Monsanto Co.

He was a charter member of the Monsanto Sportsman’s Club, the Elk River Basin Improvement League, a licensed pilot and an avid golfer.

Besides his daughter, he is survived by wife Ruth, two sons, a grandson and others.

Donations be made to Kanawha HospiceCare, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

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