Gary M. Matevey, 82, of Gillespie, passed away at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 at 10:26 p.m.
He was born July 29, 1940, in Litchfield, to Michael Matevey and Helen Herrin Matevey.
He married Patricia Ann Campbell Matevey on Oct. 12, 1968 in Benld.
He was retired after having been a ballistics tester for Olin Corp. Gary was a veteran of the US Army after having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Gary played football, basketball and track. He was the 100 yard dash State of Illinois Qualifier. He still holds the 100 yard dash record at GHS.
Gary received numerous dog of the year awards with the Field Trial of Illinois. He was a charter member of the Macoupin County Field Trials Club where he also had served as president, secretary, treasurer. He was an avid field trials enthusiast. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was an Illini and Cubs sports fan. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his spouse, Pat Matevey of Gillespie; siblings, Jim (Jo Ann) Matevey of Midway, Suzanne (Kenny) Fritzsche of Auburn; several nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; mother in law, Mildred Campbell Stetters and brother in law, John T. Campbell.
Private family services will be held.
Memorials are suggested to Gillespie – Benld Area Ambulance Service or Donor’s Choice.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.