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March 01, 2024

James Wilson Matlock

James Wilson Matlock

James Wilson Matlock, 75, of Hickory, passed away on December 4, 2017.

Born in Iredell County, he was the son of the late Crowson and Zeb Milstead Matlock. James was a very loving, caring, and giving person. He was a Master Mason and Shriner. James was the owner of Yellow Cab Company and Diamond Cab Company of Hickory.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin, Rom and Albert Matlock.

Survivors include his life partner, Linda Rhoney; children, Dawn Matlock Ledford and husband Michael of Newton, and Derrick Matlock and wife Angie of Newton; grandchildren, Janson Ledford and wife MaryBeth of Concord, Brandon Ledford and wife Jessica of Newton, Abbi Matlock, Hailey Matlock, and Kendal Matlock of Newton; great-grandson, Barrett Ledford; brother, Harold Matlock; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Condolences may be left at

The Matlock Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

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