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Archie Burl Matlock, 72, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home in Waverly.

Cremation is planned and a memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Christ Lutheran Church, 3509 SW Burlingame Road, Topeka. A Fort Riley honor guard will conduct military honors at the church.   

He was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Toronto, the son of Roy and Verdilla Blevins Matlock.

Archie graduated from Fredonia High School in 1959, and went to work as a shoe salesman in Topeka. He joined the U.S. Army in 1961, and served in Germany until being discharged in 1963.  

He later worked for Beech Aircraft, Modine and Iowa Beef. He also farmed near Madison. Archie started Savabox in 1997, which is still in operation today. He also served on the Waverly City Council for five years.

Archie was joined in marriage to Donna Schemm Dec. 8, 1995.

He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Topeka and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Miller, Kathleen Sack and Zoe Bonham; six brothers, Raymond, Floyd, Charles, Harrison, Alvin and Joe Matlock.

Survivors include his wife, Donna G. Matlock, of the home; daughters, Angie Gray, Halstead, Tammy Hunnel and her husband, Ken, Halstead, Amy Poorman, Wichita, and Candy Matlock; stepdaughter, Rachel Wohletz and husband, Brian, Rose Hill; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Matlock.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army through Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, Box 43, Lebo KS 66856.

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