William H. Mattingly, 87, died April 24, 2019, at PIH Health Hospital in Whittier, California.
Born William Herbert Mattingly on October 20, 1931, in Louisville, Kentucky of parents Mary Eula Barry Mattingly and Herbert Benjamin Mattingly. He attended St. Anthony and St. Columba parish schools in Louisville, graduating from Flaget High School in 1949 and the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in 1956.
William (Bill) proudly served as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami. He served as the Special Agent in Charge in Nashville from 1960-1965 and in Pittsburgh, PA from 1965-1970, retiring as a Group Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA.
Enlisting in the US Navy in 1949, he served as a Navy Corpsman in the Korean War, joining the Kentucky National Guard as a 2nd Lieutenant upon his return. He later transferred to the US Naval Reserve, where he served with Naval Intelligence until retiring with the rank of Captain in 1991. He had been a member of Kiwanis, Rotary, American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, and the Naval Reserve Association. He was an avid reader and student of history, enjoyed college and professional football, and traveled worldwide.
He is survived by wife, Ruth Evelyn Mattingly of La Habra Heights, CA; daughters, Dianne Mattingly of Whittier, CA and Catherine Hawkins of Chattanooga, TN; son, David of Carlsbad CA; sisters, Elaine Krider and Sandra McClure of Louisville, KY and Gloria Richard of Nashville, TN.
A memorial service will be held at noon, May 18th at St. John Vianney in Hacienda Heights, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association of Federal Narcotics Agents Foundation at https://www.afnafoundation.org/donate/.