Verneal M. 'Doc' Matheson


HOLCOMB — Verneal M. "Doc" Matheson, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

HOLCOMB — Verneal M. "Doc" Matheson, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Aug. 17, 1940, in Rooks County to Vernon and Leah (Mayo) Matheson.

He married Carolyn Thompson on July 14, 1963, at Garden City. She preceded him in death.

He attended Natoma and Larned schools. He was a farmer and owned Matheson Trucking Company.

Matheson was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Matheson and Kevin Dean Matheson, both of Holcomb; a brother, Calvin Matheson of Iola; two sisters, Verna Munk of Gorham, and Mary Logsdon of Rockaway Beach, Mo.; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two sisters, Patricia Brown and LaVernne Johnson.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors in care of the funeral home.

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