Written by Candace Jarrett
The owner and founder of Mattingly's in North St. Louis County and St. Charles County, died of an apparent heart attack Sunday morning.
James "Jim" Francis Mattingly was 64.
and his mother Edna started Mattingly's Inn in 1971 in the City of
Hazelwood on Howdershell Road. He moved the business to Florissant some
time later in 1985 after a fire destroyed the Hazelwood location.
He expanded to a second location in St. Charles County, located on
A leader in the community, as well as husband, father, grandfather, brother and son; there aren't many with less than kind words to say about Jim.
He once told Patch at a past Mayors' Shamrock Ball he opened his restaurant as a place for all people.
"Mattingly's is for every walk of life," he said. "Those with white and blue collars and everything in between.
"I know people by their first names when they walk through my doors."
Jim's public visitation will be held at Hutchens, located at 675 Graham Rd., in Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at North County Community Church on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. The church is located at 7410 Howdershell Rd., in Hazelwood.
He leaves behind his wife, Cheryl
A. Mattingly, children Kyle Mattingly, Stephanie Ritter, Jacquelyn
Bridges, Andrea Kidd and John Eagan; as well as grandchildren Madisyn,
Raquel, Natalia, Brendan, Austin, Braelynn, Nollan, Rubi, Aubreigh,
McKenna and Ryan.
The family asks that donations be made to the Major Case Squad, Jim's favorite charity; Major Case Squad, 700 North 5th St., Belleville, IL, 62220.