Carol L. Mattox, of Newberry, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Friday, November 5, 2021. She was 72. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Carol moved around a lot, due to her dad having a career in the US Air Force. She moved to Union County, Florida in 1966, and graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor of Education. She then later enrolled thru USF and earned her Master’s of Education.
She began her 40+ years as a teacher in Columbia County, then eventually moved to Alachua County and taught at Fort Clarke Middle School in Gainesville, then Newberry High School. Carol also was an entrepreneur, owning several farms in Alachua and Columbia counties. Carol was also a Real Estate Agent, working with Joy Glanzer at Glanzer Realty in Newberry.
Carol was known to have a servant’s heart; she would help anyone and everyone she came across that needed assistance. She was known to invite people down on their luck to stay with her until they could get back up on their own.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Cordell and Martha Norton Caldwell; and her brothers Steve Caldwell and Cordell Caldwell, Jr. She is survived by her son, Dallas Mattox (Erin); her daughters Jessica Ford (Rob) and Lisa Mattox (Roy); her sister Kathy Berry (Ray); her brother Jonathon Caldwell (Paula); grandchildren Austin, David, Emma, Tatianna, Tannicia, Jevonne, Chance, Casey (Matt), and Cody (Samantha); and great grandsons Dalton and Greyson. Services for Carol will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 2:00pm at the Milam Chapel in Newberry. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 22405 W. Newberry RD, Newberry, FL 32669. 352-472-5361 www.milamfh.com