Joseph Michael Mattina, affectionately known as “Joe” or “Bubba” to friends and family, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 14, 2021, five days after his 50th birthday.
Joe was born on March 9, 1971, in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he attended Biloxi High School. On September 21, 1986, when he was fifteen, he suffered a near-fatal head injury, but God graciously granted family and friends 35 more years of immense love, laughter, and special memories!
In 1991 his family moved to Kingwood, Texas. When not riding his bicycle, Joe could be found helping his parents with the award-winning Winter Wonderland in their front yard each Christmas, or enthusiastically assisting his mother babysit his great niece and great nephew. He thoroughly enjoyed watching movies and playing card games with his Mawmaw Jewel, and spending time at the deer lease with his stepfather, Ken. Joe loved riding around town in one sister’s car with the seat leaned way back and 80’s music turned up loud and riding the four-wheeler freely around his other sister’s equine ranch property. He was passionate about food, especially seafood and pizza!
Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents Jewel and Pete Elder, Leora and Joe Mattina, and Wilma and Ken Sproles, Sr.
Left to treasure his memory are his mother Carol Sproles and stepfather Ken, of Kingwood; his two sisters, Kim Hansen and husband Doug of Splendora, Texas, and Bridgette Mattina of Kingwood; his niece Kristy Stepp and husband Jeremy of Splendora; his nephew Wyatt Hansen of College Station, Texas; his great niece Whitley Stepp and great nephew Riggs Stepp of Splendora; his aunt Susan Jurich and husband Joey of Biloxi; two uncles, Lee Elder and wife Debbie of Biloxi and Jeff Elder and wife Cindy of Biloxi; many cousins in various states, and Ronnie Mattina of Biloxi, MS.
Father T. J. Dolce will be the celebrant for the Funeral Mass at St. Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, Texas, on April 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sharing is Caring Capital Campaign at St. Martha Catholic Church.