Matthew Lee Dickey, 54, Orange
Last updated 3/14/2022 at 3:14pm
Matthew Lee Dickey, 54, of Orange, passed away on March 7, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a
rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Matthew was born in Orange, Texas, on April 1, 1967, he was the son of Sylvester Pete and Nettie Mae Dickey. He
graduated from West Orange-Stark in 1985, and attended Lamar University for seven years. He loved listening to
his favorite music which included anything rock & roll and artists like Sammy Hagar and Jimmy Buffet. Matthew
was a huge sports fan, he loved racing, Cowboy football, and the Astros just to name a few. He worked for 25+
years at Invista. You could often find him swimming and spending time with his son Tyler. He will be deeply
missed by all who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, SP Dickey, Sr., Ruth Dickey, Artlee Talbert, Theresa Smith Talbert;
uncles Robert Talbert and Earl Talbert; father-in-law, Calvin Joseph Billeaud.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kara Janel Dickey; parents Sylvester Pete and Nettie Mae Dickey; mother-
in-law, Constance Marla Billeaud; son, Tyler Dickey; brothers, Daniel and Andrew Dickey and Amy Hanks; Uncle
Bruce and Aunt Ruth Bishop, Aunt Glenda Dickey Parr and Bob Parr, Aunt Sylvia Dickey Smith, Aunt Maurcette
Talbert, Aunt Bobby; and sister and brother-in-laws, Cheryl Billeaud, Christopher Billeaud and Hang and son
Zachary, and Gregory Billeaud and Randi and sons Issac and Ethan; as well as many close friends and family.