CORDOVA, Tenn. – Matthew J. Lautar passed away at home June 2, 2014, in Cordova, Tenn. He was born March 1, 1941, in Barberton, Ohio. He graduated from West Point High School in 1959. He attended Millsaps College and was a member of the football team and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He transferred to the University of Mississippi in 1961. After graduating from Ole Miss, he joined Consolidated Packaging in Houston, Miss., before moving to Little Rock, Ark., in 1966 while serving in the Air Force National Guard.
He later moved to Memphis and started the Omni Packaging Corporation in 1979 where he remained as president until his death. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Memphis. He was an avid golfer and a founding member of Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point. He was also an avid supporter of the University of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene Lautar; his mother, Josephine Mihelic; and his father, Stanley Lautar.
He is survived by his sister, Georgia Ann Ingram (Mike), West Point, Stan “Tinker” Lautar (Jackie), Germantown, Tenn.; nieces, Jenna Jacques, Collierville, Tenn., Amy Smith, Windsor, Calif., Katy DeVenney (Adam), Union; and nephews, Joey Ingram (Dawn), Starkville, Alex Ingram (Breanna), West Point.
Pallbearers will be Max Hinshaw, Mickey Burgess, Clyde Pierce, Gert Hill, Kenny Dill, Dunlap Catledge and Leslie Goode. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Duckworth, Laymon Watson and Perry Green.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. prior to a celebratory Mass that will be offered at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. with Father Chappanna Reddy Basali officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church 155 Market St., Memphis, TN 38105.
Friends may leave an online condolence at robinsonfh.net.
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