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Paul Michael VanMatre

March 29, 1954 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 67)


Paul Michael VanMatre (Rebel), Age 67, of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, November 5th,
2021. Paul worked many years as a taxi driver and was the president of Confederate Riders of
Michigan. Paul treasured his biking days. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
His family was his pride and joy. He was very loved by many people. Paul was preceded in death
by his parents William Homer VanMatre and Mary Catherine Blanton Dycus and close friends
William “Billy” Littlejohn Sr., Treetop, and Smitty. Paul is survived by his children, Jane Luke
and Tony Music, and Mary; adopted son Daniel “Dan” Bandana; grandchildren, Sierra and
Manny, Carlos Jr. and Savanna, Jorge, Isiah, Connor, Alina, and Lucas; great grandchildren,
Aricela, Enmanuel “Ej”, and Dallas; sister Jane Lee VanMatre Percoskie; nieces Jessica and
Jacqueline; great nephews Ej, Ayden, and Landon; and many close friends. In keeping with his
wish, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Paul’s life and the love his family had for him
is planned for Saturday, November 27th, at 610 9 Mile Rd NW Comstock Park, MI 49321.

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