10/22/1940-10/14/2014 Joseph Mitchell Matta Sr. age 73 of Pascagoula, MS passed away Tuesday October 11, 2014. Mr. Matta was born on October 22, 1940 to Emil and Adele Matta in Detroit Michigan. He served in the United States Navy in his early years and retired from International Paper. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church and also served as part of the Sheriff's Reserve. He was loving, loyal, honest, frugal yet giving to those he loved. He was not only a father, brother and grandfather he was a trusted friend. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, David Matta. He is survived by three sons; Donald Matta of Pascagoula, John Matta and his wife Melissa of Biloxi, MS, Joseph "Joey" M. Matta Jr. and his wife Crystal of Ocean Springs, MS; one daughter, Misty Davis and her husband DJ of Ocean Springs; a brother, John Matta and his wife Rose of Henderson, Nevada; a sister, JoAnn Karam and her husband Michael of Washington Township, MI; eight grandchildren, James , Sean, Michael, William, Steven and Brennan Matta, and Makayla and Brooke Davis. The visitation will be Friday October 17, 2014 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church from 10-11 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Interment will follow at Machpelah Cemetery. Those who would like may express their condolences online at www.obryantokeefe.com.