Love Like Charlie
Charles “Charlie” Francis Mattox II was born in San Ramon, CA on December 17, 1996 and raised in Lafayette, CA. From the day Charlie was born, he had an infectious personality, bright blue eyes and a zest for life.
He was a kind, determined and friendly child. Charlie always looked out for the underdog. He pursued his love for entertainment and music in San Diego, CA, “doing what he loved with the people he loved.”
Charlie is survived by his parents, Lisa and Chuck Mattox, brother Connor (27) and sister Addison (15). Survivors also include his Grandmother Regina Mattox, eight Aunts and Uncles (Shelley and Charlie Mattox, Steve and Jennifer Mattox, Cyndi and Jeff Robbins, Steve Allio and Mike Allio) and Cousins (Bree Johnson, Mike Johnson, Cole Johnson, Georgia Mattox, Jack Mattox, Abbie Robbins, Chloe Robbins, Skyler Allio, Sutter Allio, Slater Allio, Kaitlyn Allio, Kirra Allio and Lexi Allio).
He is proceeded in his death by his Grandmother Jeanne Maus (husband Larry Maus), Grandfather Richard Allio and Grandfather Larry Mattox.
Service: November 6, 2021 @ 10:30 AM, St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 3454 Hamlin Rd., Lafayette, CA 94549.
Live stream available at Stperpetua.org. Reception immediately following in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the:
Peter Pan Foundation, P.O. Box 595, Lafayette, CA 94549 Tax ID: 20-8117567 or SEED (Special Education Enrichment Development) online at seedlafayette.org or check to SEED Lafayette P.O. Box 703, Lafayette, CA 94549.
To a very dear friend
Charlie, your energy is and was unmatched. That grin and smile could light up an entire room and I had never met anyone on my journey who had the light you had.
My nickname for Charlie was chuckles. And it was hilarious how this came about. He wasn’t the biggest fan of me calling him this but as time went on he grew accustomed to it and low key loved it. His cheeks would get all red and he’d get that look in his eye like hux if you introduce me to another girl as chuckles imma hurt you. Haha. It only made me do it more, true older brother energy.
To all of you who do not know me, my name is Hunter Whitfield. Charlie and the rest of the music industry calls me Hux. I run an event collective and record label in San Diego called Boogie Mob. Charlie was the first artist I sought out to work with and to help me build a team of talented individuals who had a like minded goal of bringing a specific genre to the San Diego music scene. See here in San Diego, the prominent music genre is house music. Charlie and i’s commonly loved and preferred genre is bass music. We had a niche place in the scene here since no one else was performing this genre and that’s why I picked Charlie. He was unique, he was passionate and he knew what good music was. Charlie introduced me to half the team we have now on Boogie Mob. He is and will forever be a key component to this entire movement I have.
Charlie to me was my little brother. I have little brothers of my own who I love dearly but in scene terms they aren’t really on my
Level of music and interests. Charlie was. He filled this space I had in my life that I longed for and it was so special the time we spent and had pursuing this dream we both shared. This void can never be replaced by anyone else and it’s something I really wish he was able to see come to fruition.
I introduced Charlie to the music scene, I pushed him to make music, I pushed him to perform and I got him booked for countless shows with me. People knew if I was playing, Charlie would be there either playing or screaming words of affirmation from the crowd. As a friend, that’s gonna be hard to not hear but I do know you are there always beside me.
I keep thinking Charlie is just gonna pop out somewhere and run up to me and hug me like he always did screaming huxxxx in a deep tone and commenting on how stoked he was that day. That is something I’m gonna miss the most.
Charlie was one of the best friends a friend could have. So genuine, so caring, so giving, so loving and best of all so fun. Charlie loved his family so much as do I and knowing I got to meet his family is something I really wish he got to see. He was there when I met Connor, what a fun night haha. But he wasn’t there when I met his dad. Even though under such unfortunate circumstances I really loved meeting the man Charlie always told me I had to meet. Charlie you have a very special place in my heart and I will forever make it my duty to carry out our dream and make sure it comes full circle of life.
To my best friend, to my lil bro, to my partner, I love you with all my heart and I cannot wait to perform with you again.
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
"Over the last year, it seems like @mattox_music has played practically every venue in San Diego. Serving clubs and parties all over SD with his killer sets, we are so excited for him to bring his infectious energy to Iridescent!
Rooted in bass and riddim and expanding his sound as a DJ to cover all your favorite house hits, his range is apparent and tunes are guaranteed to get you groovin 🕺🏻"
Peter Pan Foundation
The Peter Pan Foundation was a huge part of Charlie's childhood. His love of entertainment began here. Donations accepted at Peter Pan Foundation, P.O. Box 595, Lafayette, CA 94549 Tax ID: 208117567 -
Charlie was diagnosed with an Auditory Memory Processing disability at a young age. He was able to overcome it with the help and assistance of Lafayette and Acalanes Unified School districts. SEED Lafayette is an organization that helps students of all ages with special education needs. Donations can be made at:
seedlafayette.org or check to SEED Lafayette P.O. Box 703, Lafayette, CA 94549.