Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens

1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX


Joe Kenneth Matthews

April 16, 1937September 10, 2020

Joe Kenneth Matthews, age 83, a native of Aspermont, Texas and a resident of Ft Worth, Texas since the age of 2, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Joe was born April 16, 1937.

Beloved father of the Mark Rich Matthews of Hondo, Texas and the late Myra Lynn Buis. Father-in-law of Amy Matthews and C. Al Buis. Son of the late Lizzie Bell and Judge W.W. Matthews. Brother of Jerry, Max and the late Billy Matthews. Grandfather of Natalie Hessing, Olivia Buis, Lauren Burgess, Allison Jortner, Kaitlyn Luzarraga and Mallory Matthews. Great grandfather of Mimi Hessing.

Joe graduated from Arlington High School and Texas Christian University and worked for IBM, was a partner of Commercial Computer Services, owner of Tarrant Beer Distributor and a Broker for Farmers Insurance. Joe was a avid golfer and a accomplished amateur golfer. Joe had a passion for spending quality time with friends and family.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to honor Joe’s life. A Graveside Service will be celebrated on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 12 Noon at Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76012. The family will receive guests immediately following graveside services in the Reception Room of Moore Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions requested to The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 8401 Colesville Road, Suite 200, Silver Springs, Maryland 20910.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.moore-funeralhome.com for the Matthews family.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020


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Scott Matthews

September 21, 2020

I last saw Uncle Joe in July of 2018 when he drove up to Memphis with Uncle Max and Uncle Jerry to pay their respects after my parents Bill and Shirley Matthews has passed away. We really appreciated that. It was great to see them again after so long.
Like my brother, I miss the 1970's Christmas get togethers in Fort Worth at Daddy Bill and Grandmother's house.

Mark, our heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family in this time of reflection.

Barbara Holt

September 18, 2020

It was a true blessing to have been Joe’s neighbor for the past several years. He loved his family and was always happy to share their accomplishments. He had great stories of Ben Hogan. Joe was always gracious and happy to share his life lessons during our many porch conversations, those times I miss dearly. He called us his neighbor children as we also referred to him as our fatherly neighbor. Joe was full of wisdom.

Our prayers for Joe’s family.

Our heart felt sympathy,

Barbara & Chad Holt

David Matthews

September 12, 2020

I'll always remember when the families would gather around the holidays when we were younger.

I'll miss you Uncle Joe


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