OBITUARY

John Matthews

February 19, 1932September 25, 2013

John Matthews, 81, entered into rest on September 25, 2013 at his residence in College Station. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 27, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. The funeral service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station, with Rev. Jerry House officiating. Interment will follow at Wellborn Cemetery with full military honors.

John was born February 19, 1932 in Dallas, Texas the son of David and Jennie (Mulliniks) Matthews. He retired from the Air Force in 1970 after 21 years of service. Among the awards he received were the Air Force Commendation Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award.

John was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church, the VFW, and Post 4692 in Bryan. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed bowling, playing cards (especially Pinochle) and living on the horse ranch.

Survivors include his wife Helen (Babovec) Matthews; three children, Nancy Magnussen & her husband Walt, Mike Matthews & wife Mary, John Dennis Matthews & wife Carolyn; sister, Carolyn Howard & husband Phil; seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one niece and three nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2013
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Joann Das

September 27, 2013

My prayers, sympathies, and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Joann Das

MIKE AYERS

September 27, 2013

MIKE,SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS,I NEVER MEET YOUR DAD,BUT IF HE IS ANYTHING LIKE THE MAN YOUR ARE,I KNOW HE WAS A HECK OF A MAN,MY FAMILY AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,AND IM AM DEEPLY SADDEN FOR YOUR LOSS,GOD BLESS YOU ALL, MIKE AYERS

The American Legion Earl Graham Post 159

September 27, 2013

To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank John for serving our country for 21 years in the U.S. Air Force diring the Korean Conflice & the Vietnam Era. Because of John & other young men & women we have our freedom in this great country. May God's Speed Be With This Airman & His Family. cjo

Kay Whaley

September 26, 2013

A bit of light left this world with you John. We shall miss you every day at bowling. Your humor and bowling advice..."Easy Pick-Up!" and "Throw that second ball FIRST!" will always remain written on our hearts. However, we will celebrate your well lived life.

May God bless and comfort you and your family.

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