Dorton Quinn Matthews SR

May 7, 1930May 15, 2019

Dorton Matthews, 89, Master Mason and Shriner, a longtime resident of Copperas Cove, went to be with the Lord May 15, 2019. Born in Athens, TN May 7, 1930 to the late Frank and Jewell Matthews. He married the love of his life Evelyn Louise Welden in October 1950 who proceeded him in death March 2011. He was a 27-year Veteran of the US Army, serving three tours in Korea and two tours in Vietnam, a Copperas Cove Police Officer, Coryell County Deputy Sherriff and Coryell County Constable finally retiring and hanging up his firearms in 2004. He is survived by three sons and their wives, Billy and Rosie Matthews of Palestine, Tim and Sylvia Matthews of San Antonio, Dorton Jr and Wynona Matthews of Copperas Cove, and one daughter and her husband Pat and Wayne Fullingim of Florence. He was blessed with six grandsons who blessed him with many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers consider a contribution/donation to the Shriners Children Hospital or Copperas Cove Animal Shelter. A graveside service will take place at 1pm, Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Crawford Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove is in charges of arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019


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Ronald Lyons

June 6, 2019

Sir may you rest in peace. You were a great man and I enjoyed our many conversations. Especially in my young days as a Deputy Constable and later as a Copperas Cove Police Officer. May your family find peace and comfort in knowing you're now with our Father in Heaven.

Vicky Hull

May 18, 2019

I always looked up to Uncle Dorton. My absence in spending more time with family, especially the ones who lived far away, weighs heavy when one leaves this earth. I love all you cousins and Uncle Dorton and Aunt Louise. I miss you all so much and would love to see you all again. If your ever in Alaska let me know and if your ever going to Alabama let me know. Praying for you all through this time of loss. Love from your cousin Vicky! My number is(907) 884-7413

Billy MacDonald

May 18, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers to the Matthews Family. πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΉ