Joseph Burley Matthews Sr.

April 13, 1938June 5, 2018

Joseph Burley Matthews, Sr., 80, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.

The family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison for visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 at Bratcher Funeral Home chapel at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Keith Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.

Joseph was born Wednesday, April 13, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Joe Morris Matthews and Minnie Beatrice Swarner. He married the love of his life, Margie Meadows, on July 9, 1955 in Iuka, Mississippi. He was a carpenter and loved to build; retired from Austin College in 2000; loved to fish, travel and go to Choctow.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son Joe Matthews, Jr. and three brothers.

He is survived by his wife Margie Matthews of Denison; daughter Janet Putman and husband Dale and son Chip Matthews and wife Nina of Denison; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and one 5th generation granddaughter.

Personal condolences may be made at


  • Joe Morris Matthews, Father
  • Minnie Beatrice Matthews, Mother
  • Margie Matthews, Wife
  • Joe Matthews Jr., Son
  • Janet Putman & husband Dale, Daughter
  • Chip Matthews & wife Nina, Son
  • Mr. Matthews also leaves fourteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and one 5th generation granddaughter to cherish his memory.

  • Jerry Don Matthews
  • Billie Joe Matthews
  • Triston Matthews
  • Jaden Matthews
  • Wes Korioth
  • Daniel Korioth
  • Kurt Helm
  • Russ Geiger


  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018

Joseph Burley Matthews Sr.

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Danny Kuykendall

June 8, 2018

Margie and Burley... best parties ever.
Loved being your friends.
Rest In Peace JBM.
Danny and Rhonda

Jerry Matthews

June 7, 2018

I will miss you so much Papaw. Fly High and God Speed. Love you.

Billy Matthews

June 7, 2018

We gonna miss you Pa Paw! Rest easy and tell the rest of the family we love them. Until I see you again I love you!!