Kenneth Darrell Matthews

September 8, 1940January 2, 2013

HICKORY - Kenneth Darrell Matthews, 72, passed away January 2, 2013 at Brian Center-Viewmont after a brief illness.

Kenneth was born September 8, 1940 in Catawba Co. to the late Edgar Eugene and Mabel Estelle Hedrick Matthews. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Matthews and Betty Woods.

He is survived by daughters, Tammy Matthews Shook and husband, Jeff, of Vale, Donna Matthews Garcia of Raleigh and Lisa Darlene Matthews of Spruce Pine; granddaughters, Liz Shook Hefner of Lincolnton and Annelise Garcia of Raleigh; grandsons, Terry Allen Shook of Vale, Partrick Garcia of Raleigh, Michael Garcia of Raleigh and Eric Garcia of Raleigh and a sister, Judy Matthews Hoke of Hickory.

An informal service will be Monday, January 7, at 5:00 P. M. at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel .

Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, N. C. 28658.

Condolences may be made online at

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • MEMORIAL SERVICE Monday, January 7, 2013

Kenneth Darrell Matthews

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Dorothy Hedrick

January 4, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort you during this time.