Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA


Thomas Austin Matthews Jr.

August 8, 1946May 21, 2020

MATTHEWS Jr., Thomas Austin, 73 of Mechanicsville died May 21, 2020, at home. He was predeceased by his father Thomas Austin Matthews and mother Edith Kelly Matthews. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Virginia ( Ginny) Adams Matthews: children Thomas (Dana), Troy and Dawn (Greg) and sister Betty Jean (BJ) Cyr (Ron). He is also survived by his 17 grandchildren: Leah, Grey, Josiah, Solenne, Jude, Pete, Reece, Ainsley, Rebekah, Henry, Levi, Timothy, Hannah, Emme, Benjamin, Elise and Jack.

Before marriage he served 4 years in the U.S. Air force. After working for his father at B.T. Crump, he and a friend started Northrun Saddlery where he worked until 2017. There he enjoyed selling equestrian equipment, attending shows and making friendships.

He also enjoyed being with his buddies at Farrington Hunt Club and looked forward to deer hunting season each year. Going to the farm in Hanover on weekends to cut grass or just hang out were important and brought enjoyment to him.

A private graveside service will be held.


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Thomas Austin Matthews Jr.

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meade keiser

May 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to Ginny and all the kids and grand kids, as well as his sister BJ. Some of my best memories as a little kid were with my cousin Tommy. He was about six years older than me and he always got stuck letting me tag along with him when our families got together. My father was not much of an outdoors man. It was Tommy who taught me to fish. When I was about ten years old he taught me to shoot a shotgun. The damn thing practically ripped my shoulder off and Tommy was laughing so hard he about fell down. I will always have fond memories of all the parties at the farm. The adults would get drunk and Tommy would take the other kids exploring the farm, playing king of the mountain at the saw mill, riding the tractor, etc. Tommy will be sorely missed.


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