Richard "Buddy" Ivan Matthews

June 8, 1970August 15, 2014
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Richard (Buddy) Matthews, 44, was born and raised in Raleigh NC, and was the son of Debra Earp Stanley, died on Friday, August 15,2014 in Dallas TX.

Surviving are his wife, Diana Torres Matthews of Dallas TX; his grandmother, Julia T. Earp of Raleigh; uncles, Charles I. Earp (Susan), and Bernie I Earp; cousins, Shelley E. Aldridge (Barron), Angie Van Dyke (Darren), Jenny E. Helms (Brandon), Natalie E. Snapp (Nathan). He was predeceased by his mother, Debra Earp Stanley, in 1997.

A visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014, from 6-8pm at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 23 2014, at 1:00 pm at Raleigh Memorial Park.

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  • Visitation Friday, August 22, 2014
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Ursula VanKuiken

April 20, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Diana. We've been out of touch for far too long. We only met Richard at your wedding reception, but we know he was special because you chose him and you are very special. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ursula & Tom

Jean Painter

September 13, 2014

You left us too soon Buddy. We will always love and remember you. See you in Heaven some day!

James H

August 30, 2014

I was blessed enough to get to know you, go through our ups and down @ work and in life. You brought me a lot of laughter and I love you like a brother. Miss our time together. Rest in peace

Diana Matthews

August 25, 2014

My Husband, my lover, my best friend, I love you. I will always love you. You were more than I could have ever asked for in a husband. I will carry you with me forever. I thank God for every beautiful moment and every second I was able to spend with you. You were one of the greatest blessings in my life. I know that we will meet again in heaven.

Shelley A

August 22, 2014

You will forever be missed but always in my heart. Rest in peace.

Todd Carter

August 21, 2014

It has been quite a while since I was blessed to see you,Buddy.
It was an honor to call you my friend(even if just for a few years at school)
You were a joy to all those around you and one of the finest individuals this world may ever know.
Rest in Peace my old friend.