Robert Edwin Matthews
April 6, 1927 – April 22, 2019
Lt. Col Robert Edwin Matthews (Bob) entered eternal rest on April 22, 2019. Bob served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corp during WW II, and as a pilot and aircraft maintenance officer in the U.S. Air Force. He participated in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service. Bob was born in Portland, Oregon on April 6, 1927. He was preceded in death by his father Edwin A. Matthews and his mother Clara Etta (Bailey) Matthews, Sister Judith Jean Martin and daughter Sharon Lee Juen. He is survived by his wife Nellie (Jones) Matthews, and one son Phillip David Matthews and wife Nellie. Also, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Colonial Funeral Home in University City TX, 78148. Burial will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charity of your choice.
- He was preceded in death by his father Edwin A. Matthews and his mother Clara Etta (Bailey) Matthews, Sister Judith Jean Martin and daughter Sharon Lee Juen. He is survived by his wife Nellie (Jones) Matthews, and one son Phillip David Matthews and wife Nellie. Also, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
- Visitation Wednesday, May 1, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 2, 2019
- Interment Thursday, May 2, 2019
Robert Edwin Matthews
May 11, 2019
There were many things that were said at dad's funeral service, but many were not included. I would like to add some additional comments about dad's life. We all know he was born in Portland, Oregon and spent the first 18 years of his life there; Growing up, school (including Benson Polytech High School), family gatherings and get-togethers, friends, camping, fishing, and all the things that boys do as they are growing up. He still has a lot of nieces and nephews that are living on the West Coast; Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona. Of special mention, is his brother, Richard Allen Matthews, and wife Nancy, of Gresham, Oregon. Rick was born 18 years after dad so they didn't get the opportunity to grow up together. However, in later years they reconnected and developed a truly unique, brotherly bond. Dad and Nell would go to Oregon to visit him and Nancy, and Rick and Nancy would come to San Antonio to come see them. No doubt, they would share many family stories and experiences during these visits. Because I know how special Rick was to dad, I am looking forward to hearing some of the stories about their lives and family together.
Gary & Carolyn Faught
April 26, 2019
Our Dear friend Nell
Of the many years we had the privilege being a part of the LOFBC family, knowing the two of you would be among our most cherished memories. Just seeing the two of you on any given Sunday morning always made our day a little brighter. We will always remember those times we exchanged pleasantries and we never ceased to be amazed at how great the two of you looked. I can never remember a time that you did not carry yourself with the utmost dignity and grace. The two of you are what we aspired to be.
When we shared lunch a few Sundays ago, of course we had no way of knowing that would be our last time to see Bob. It was a joyful occasion; one we will hold on to tightly as time passes. We look forward to one day seeing him again. Thank you so much for including the two of us in your circle of friends.
With much love,
Gary & Carolyn