Obituary of John C. Matthews
John C. Matthews, 90, of Browns Summit, NC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday January 26, 2020.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Wednesday January 29, 2020 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services, Lambeth Chapel, Greensboro, NC with Rev. Scott Willard officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 1:00PM to 2:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
A native of Guilford County, NC, John was the husband of 68 years to Thelma Hartman Matthews and the son of the late, William McKinley Matthews and Della Salley Matthews. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Korean War. John loved gardening, fishing, building and flying model airplanes, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma of the home; daughter, Gwyn Willard and husband, Leo of Browns Summit, NC; son, Steve Matthews and wife, Gail of McLeansville, NC; grandchildren, Wayne Willard, Rev. Scott Willard and wife, Wendy, Mitchell Matthews and wife, Andrea, and Michael Matthews; great grandchildren, Tyler Willard, Brittney Chambers and husband, Roger, Madison Willard, Joseph Willard, Cheyenne Willard, Savannah Willard, Liberty Willard, and Emerson Kate Matthews; great-great grandchildren, Elena Chambers, and Regina Chambers; sisters, Ruby Wilson, Billie Bennett, and Judy Garmon and husband, Larry; and brothers, Jimmy Matthews, and Daniel Matthews and wife, Mazie.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Myrtle Montgomery.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.lambethtroxlerfuneralhome.com