Tommy William Matthews

03/12/1944 - 01/23/2021

Obituary For Tommy William Matthews

On Saturday, January 23 we lost our hero, husband, daddy, friend, our light man, Tommy William Matthews age 76. He went to be with the Lord and to fish to his hearts content. He was predeceased in death by his parents Fred Matthews and Hazel Matthews Carroll, his daughter Sandra Matthews, granddaughter Kaila Smith, sister Joyce Alabaster and Joyce Matthews, the mother of his daughters. He is survived by his bride of 18 years, Patricia Matthews and his children, Rhonda Smith (Kenneth), Stacey Swinson (Greg), Kim Akers (Tim) and Sarah Tun (Nelson), 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also by his brothers Ray Matthews (Linda), Larry Matthews (Alice), brother in law Mike Alabaster, step brothers, Kenneth Carroll (Louise), Ronnie Carroll, step sister Wanda Canady (Jackson) and his bonus brother Arnold Johnson (Jennie). Tommy was an active member of Living Hope Community Church. He put God, family and friends first. He retired from CP&L/Progress Energy with 40+ years. He loved being outside, taking his boat out and wetting a hook. The visitation will be at Living Hope Community Church 1310 Hargett St. Jacksonville, NC 28540 11am to 1 pm, the service will begin at 2 pm. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the live stream on the church's Facebook page. The burial is at 3 pm Onslow Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the church he loved or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All guide lines for Covid 19 will be followed.

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