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John A. Matthews

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October 25, 1943     ~     October 22, 2012

John A. Matthews, 68, Alvaton, died Monday, October 22, 2012, at his residence. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late B. F. and Bess Beam Matthews. He was a retired journeyman electrician with Logan Aluminum.

Survivors include his wife Gail Walton Matthews; three sons: John A. “Jack” Matthews II and wife Liz of Ft. Wayne, IN; Ben Matthews and his fiancée Tahnee White of Fairplay, MD; Will Matthews and wife Kasey of Alvaton; twin 3 yr. old grandchildren John Roger and Karen Matthews; two brothers: Billy Matthews and wife Carolyn of Glasgow, and Tommy Matthews and wife Linda of Hiseville; two sisters: Nancy Richardson of Glasgow and Madonna Young and husband Mike of Etoile; several nieces and nephews, along with several young men that were special friends and affectionately known by him as the “Possum Hill Boys”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special young man he considered to be like a son, David Waddell.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 12 noon Thursday at the funeral home.

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Guest Register

15 Entries for John A. Matthews

  1. Jim and Penny Van Vlerah says:

    Gail and family.

    We send our deepest sympathy and will be praying for your family as you grieve the loss of John.

    Jim and Penny

  2. Sharon Bryant says:

    I was saddened to learn of John’s death. He seemed full of life when I saw him at our recent high school reunion. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Judy Rigdon Tarter says:

    Billy, Madonna and families, sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. I did not know him but if he was anything like Billy I know you have a lot of fun memories of him. May those memories and the grace of our Lord be with you now and in the days ahead.

  4. Jimmy & Bonnie Hughes says:

    Gail and family, we were so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. God bless each of you.

  5. Julia Eubank Crawford says:

    Larry & I send sincere sympathy at the loss of John to you and your family. You are in our prayers for your comfort at this sad time.

  6. Gary & Lynn Davis says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you and the family in our prayers.

  7. Joe "Cheyenne" Click says:

    I will miss you Old Man. You left memories and lessons that will live in me forever. Love you so much

  8. Gene B.Johnson says:

    To the entire Matthews family, sorry to hear of your loss!

    Gene B.Johnson

  9. Ruth jolly says:

    Gayle, I am so sorry for your and the boys loss. Precious memories , you have those to look back on.! I remember a lot of good times with Johnny and you playing rook when we use to go to each others homes. I have those precious memories!! Love you and hope to see you!!

  10. Howard & Jerry Kaye Scott Taylor says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. The Matthews Family is considered one of the finest in Barren County.

  11. Pat (Turner) Taylor says:

    Gail & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about John. I always enjoyed his visit to the office some years ago. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Pat

  12. Mike & Peggy Sherfey says:

    Billy, We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless. Love you all

  13. Jerry Kenner says:

    Gail, I am very sorry for the loss of a good friend “John”. I promise you that I am with you in your thoughts and that your are in my prayers! Sorry that I cannot make the trip to Glasgow, would liked to have seen the boys again – now as men! Tell them that they were always the center of every conversation over the work years John and I shared both at TVA and Logan.

    Remember the Bible is not called the book of life just as a title – any need we could ever have in this life, has the answer in this masterpeice.

    Psalm 37:37 says: mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace.

    Thank you for the time you allowed me to share with John over the years, he was a great friend!

    Jerry Kenner

  14. Greg and Judy Waddell says:

    We pray that your family is comforted during this stressful and grievous time. John was a wonderful man and example to those around him. We are eternally grateful to your family for your many kindnesses to our family particularly to David, Jackie, and Allison. David loved all of you so much. It is consolation to us that David and “Old Man” are in heaven together enjoying each other’s company once again. May God bless your family with peace at this time.

    Greg and Judy Waddell

  15. Janice Branstetter Morgan says:

    My sympathy to Gail and all the Matthews family. Just one month before John’s passing he attended our HHS reunion and it was so good to see him there. May God bless and comfort you at this time of sadness.