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Billy Matthews

Billy Matthews

June 12, 1946     ~     August 27, 2016

William Beam “Billy” Matthews, 70, Glasgow, died Saturday, August 27, 2016, at his residence. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin “B. F.” Matthews and Bessie Beam Matthews. While still a young man, Billy began working at Strader’s Dairy in Hiseville where he did odd jobs and later was a door-to-door delivery man. He later became employed at R. R. Donnelley’s from which he retired after 32 years of service. After his retirement, he took great interest in construction and restoration projects.

Billy was extremely active with family and community. He served as a member of the Hiseville City Council, member and a past-president of the Hiseville PTA, and a coach of Little League Sports. He loved dove hunting and any other sports in which his children, grandchildren, or any other family members were involved. He was a long time member of the Hiseville Christian Church where he also served as Elder.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn Jewell Matthews; three children: Melissa Russell, husband Mark, and their children Anne Lynnsey and Alison Jean of White House, TN; Mark Matthews, wife Becky, and their children Whitney Wood and husband Ben, and Meryn McKaye of Glasgow; Melanie Moon, husband Casey, and their children Grant Michael, Noah Matthews, and Avery MaryBess of Glasgow; two great-grandchildren: Wyatt Benjamin Wood and Austen Kate Wood; two sisters: Nancy Richardson of Glasgow and Madonna Young and husband Mike of Etoile; two sisters-in-law: Gail Matthews of Alvaton and Lynda Matthews of Hiseville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: John Allen Matthews and Thomas Depp “Tommy” Matthews; and one brother-in-law: Sam Richardson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Hiseville Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Hiseville Christian Church Building Fund.

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Guest Register

25 Entries for Billy Matthews

  1. Ernie & Donita Runyon says:

    Sending love and prayers to the family.

  2. David & Judy Compton says:

    We are sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and father in law.
    Billy will be greatly missed by all. Our prayers for all he family.
    David & Judy Compton

  3. Mike, Peggy & Bryan Sherfey says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a very special person to us. He always had a smile on his face & laughing. We will miss him like many others will. . He was SPECIAL just like his family is. Love you all. May God Bless you all

  4. Freida Webb says:

    Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless & comfort you.

  5. nancy hall pace says:

    Sending love and prayers. Billy was a ray of sunshine to our work mates at RRD. Loved him always!

  6. Harold & Maryjane Taylor says:

    Nancy I am so sorry for your loss… Harold Taylor

  7. Stacey Hogue-Wright Family says:

    Carolyn, Melissa, Mark, and Melanie,
    Thinking of you all. So sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Prayers for your families.

  8. Diane Crow McGuire says:

    Keeping the family in my prayers…so glad our paths crossed…still remember his smile

  9. Doug & Jackie Smith says:

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers????

  10. Lynn Cole says:

    To the entire Matthews family ___ It was a great pleasure to have known Billy during several years of his life. I worked several years with and for him during his time at RR Donnelley. You could not find a better workmate or boss anywhere. He always gave me 100% of his help and time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My sympathy to all of you.

  11. Karen Seibold says:

    Carolyn So sorry for the loss of your husband . Heaven has gained another great man.
    My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    God Bless

    Karen Seibold Friends of Gary and Joanie

  12. Jim & Karen Van Vlerah says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you & your family, Carolyn. Billy’s smile and laughter was welcoming to everyone he met; even for the first time. Jack & Liz spoke often of the fun that Uncle Billy brought to the Matthews family gatherings. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow and pain.

  13. John & Joan Davis says:

    One of the great rewards for serving the Lord as a Christian Minister is becoming a part of the lives of folk like Billy and Carolyn and their family, whom we feel are a very real part of our family. We go all the way back to the mid 60’s and it is still delight to recall the fun filled occasions when we were in their home or they in ours and serving with them as part of the Hiseville Christian Church.
    Billy was not just a brother in Christ, he was a dear friend, as are you Carolyn. He not only lives on with our Lord in Heaven; he lives in our heart.

  14. Gordon & Sandy Ferrin says:

    Although we didn’t know Billy really well, we have always heard many good things about him. We do know that he raised his son to be a very good man, which makes any man a success. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

  15. Pete and Darlene Coomer says:

    Carolyn we are so sorry for your loss of a wonderful man, husband. We missed having you as a neighbor, we will keep you and yours in our prayers.

  16. Sonja C Hammer & Physical Therapy Team says:

    Uplifting prayers for all -now & later!
    May Gods grace give you peace & comfort.

  17. Harry & Elaine Francis says:

    To the Family, Billy and I worked and laughed on the same shift at RRD for a number of years. We got to know each others family vicariously through our day to day conversations. You guys were so special to Billy and to me and my family by knowing him. God puts people in your life for seasons, and I thank God for Billy(Wayne)and my season.
    I was so shocked and stunned to hear of his passing but Our Father knows best. I pray Carolyn that the Lord bless and keep you and the entire Family.

  18. Jim and Tammy Clark says:

    Prayer of comfort to Carolyn, the children and the rest of the family. We thought very highly of Billy. He was a good man to work with and for. He put family before work, his own and others. His loss here on earth is heavens gain.

  19. Michelle Locke Goldman says:

    Sending prayers to all the Mathews clan. I have always thought highly of you all. May you find some comfort knowing Billy is at peace. Billy was a great man, husband, father, and coach. Hugs!

  20. Laurie Berry says:

    Billy was a joy to be around. It was my pleasure to have known him. Prayers to his family. He will be missed.

  21. Shawn & Debbie Perkins says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to call. We would be honored to be able to help you in any way we can. I am traveling for work, but am praying for you and your family.

  22. Sharon Martin says:

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. I know you have had a wonderful life together. May God comfort you at this low valley in your life.
    Sharon E. Martin

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  24. Amanda Houchin Brown says:

    Becky Matthews and Madonna Young,
    So sorry for your loss. If their is anything I can do please let me know. I will keep you all and your family in my prayers.

  25. Marsha C Miles says:

    Prayers for the family