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Carl W. Matthews

January 12, 1921 - March 19, 2018

Carl W. Matthews, CWO-4 USN, 

Carl W. Matthews, 97, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 12, 1921 to the late William Jess Matthews and Elfrieda Martha Kobsch in Taylorville, IL. His sister, Anna Louise Robison, daughter, Gail M. Garner, and a grandson, Michael A. Matthews Jr., preceded him in death.

 Mr. Matthews proudly joined the U.S. Navy in 1939 retiring in 1970 after 30 years of service. He was a true family man who was always there for his wife and children, encouraging respect and ensuring a sense of security and stability as part of a large, loving family.

He is survived by his loyal and loving wife of 74 years, Frances Lorraine “Rainey”, three daughters, Patricia Strong and husband Roger of Berlin NJ, Linda Beisch and husband William of Virginia Beach VA, and Doris Locke and husband Joseph of Jacksonville FL; three sons, Carl Matthews, Jr. and wife Gale of Selma NC, Michael Matthews and wife Mary of Virginia Beach VA, and Christopher Matthews and wife Marsha of Chesapeake VA; seventeen grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, 5343 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach VA 23462 from 10:00 AM until time of the Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated  at 11:00 AM. A reception at the family home at 633 Cavendish Dr. Virginia Beach, following the Mass. Graveside service at Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA, at 2:30 PM.

The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the “post a condolence” button below.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. To make a donation, please click HERE.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462




Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

Rosewood Memorial Park

631 N Witchduck Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462


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