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Darrell Dean Matthews, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Jones and Bro. David Long officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mr. Matthews was born October 29, 1936, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Charlie Matthews and Mary Horn Matthews.  Shortly after graduating from Logansport High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy.  He served his country for six years.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening.  He grew the most delicious watermelons and tomatoes.  Mr. Matthews was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Debbie Mahaffey and husband, Darren, of Diamondhead, Mississippi
 
Son: Jimmy Matthews and wife, Mitzi, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Granddaughter: Angie Feezor and husband, Allen, of Slidell, Louisiana
 
3 Great Grandchildren
 
Brother: Bobby Matthews
 
Sisters:
Virginia Young
Exa Doss
Jan Miller
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Donnie Matthews
Parents: Charlie Matthews and Mary Horn Matthews
8 Brothers and Sisters
 
Pallbearers will be James Carroll, Steven Bounds, Jim Strong, Darrell Alford, Randy Bonner and Glenn Oates.  Honorary pallbearers will be Newton Johnson & John Richards
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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