Jimmy Matthews

Jimmy Matthews, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, in Center.
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. George Ray Matthews Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Matthews was born May 9, 1940, in Shelby County, to Turner Griffin Matthews and Lois Florine Bolton Matthews.  He retired from the City of Center after serving 44 ½ years. Twenty eight of those years, he served as Police Chief. 
He is survived by
Jody Matthews of Center
Jim Ed Matthews and wife, Jennifer, of Center
Judson Matthews of Center
Jamye Boyd and husband, Michael, of Center
Gracie Boyd
Addison Boyd
Ella Matthews
Porter Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Annigail Matthews
Cameron Matthews
Brother: Johnny Matthews and wife, Mandy, of Kingwood
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Wife: Barbara Gail Matthews
Daughter-in-law: Amanda Matthews
Mother: Lois Florine Bolton Matthews
Brother: George Matthews
Pallbearers will be Center Police Department.
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