Bob Matthews

August 22, 1926 - November 2, 2020
Bob Matthews

Bob Matthews, age 94, of Miller, Missouri, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020, at his home. He was born August 22, 1926, in Greenfield, Missouri, the son of Otho and Della (Menzies) Matthews.

Bob was a 1944 graduate of Greenfield High School. After graduation he joined the Navy Seabees and served in World War II overseas. Bob was a farmer and worked at Carnation and hauled milk, then as a mechanic at Rutledge Garage in Mt. Vernon and later retired in 1991 from the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, in Mt. Vernon, as a mechanic. He was saved and a member of the Round Grove Baptist Church.

On October 7, 1950, he married Betty McGown, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on May 17, 2019.

Bob is survived by his children, Debbie Lane of Carthage, Missouri, Donna Rodrock, Joe Matthews and Darren Matthews all of Miller; three grandchildren, Billy Rodrock, Brandi Carver and her husband, Darren and Michael Wade Rodrock; five great-grandchildren, Taylor Rodrock and his wife, Aspen, Lilli Hickey and her husband, Darrian, Austin Rodrock, Grayson Carver and Drake Carver; two great-great grandsons, Payton and Paxton Hickey; one sister, Anabelle Butler of St. Charles, Missouri and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Otho and Della, wife, Betty, three brothers, Wayne, Herk and Gaylord (Toots) Matthews and son-in-law, Mike Rodrock.

The family would like to say “Thank You” to Brandy Matthews for helping care for Bob and thanks to Avalon Hospice of Carthage.

A graveside service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at the Goss Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020, in the funeral home chapel.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to the Historic Phelps School, in care of the funeral home, PO Box 108, Miller, Missouri 65707.

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