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David Thomas Matthews

1955 ~ 2021 (age 66)


David Thomas Matthews, age 66, of Rose Hill left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

He was born on January 30, 1955 in New Hanover County; the son of the late George Powers and Annie Catherine Barden Matthews.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, George Powers Matthews, Jr. 

David was a 1974 graduate of Wallace-Rose Hill High School and was proud to be a "Bulldog".  He was a devoted member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church and Rose Hill Fire Department. 

Surviving to cherish his memory is his son, Frankie Matthews of Rose Hill; his siblings, Catherine Matthews Hoffmann and husband, Scott of Charlotte, John Matthews and wife, Lezlie of Topsail Beach and Laura Matthews of Oak Island; nephew, George Matthews; niece, Katie Claire Hoffmann and husband, Andrew; great nieces, Grace Stocker and Margot Stocker; cousins, Cecil Rhodes and Caroline Spivey and numerous extended family and friends that loved David dearly.

David was a loving father and a caring brother, uncle and cousin.  He enjoyed people and never met a stranger.  David was affectionally known as "Poodle" and "Mr. Rose Hill" by his friends.  Throughout his life, David quietly and generously served others, volunteering his love, time, knowledge, and humor wherever needed. He enriched the community in which he lived and will be greatly missed. One can be sure that his legacy will live on forever in the lives of those he loved and touched.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church with Reverend Brian Doles officiating. 

Burial will follow in Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Mt Zion Presbyterian Church, 129 E. Main Street, Rose Hill or Rose Hill Fire Department, 108 E. Main Street, Rose Hill, Nc 28458.

There will be a Celebration of Life in memory of David at a later date.  

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Wallace, NC 28466 

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Funeral Service
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church
111 East Main St.
Rose Hill, NC 28458

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