MICHAEL ALLEN MATTHEWS Saturday, June 24, 1950 - Friday, July 7, 2017
Michael Allen Matthews, age 67, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born June 24, 1950 in Springfield, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Lula Dutch (Fleetwood) Matthews.
Michael was united in marriage to Connie Sue Brayfield on November 1, 1974, and this union was blessed with two children. He had been employed as a machinist at Vermillion Wood Products. After retirement his main priority was spending time with his family. Otherwise, he enjoyed “junking.”
Michael was preceded in death by his parents; three grandbabies; four siblings, Ben Franklin Matthews, Jr., Hattie Parrigon, Benny Belle Carter, and J.C. Matthews.
His survivors include his loving wife, Connie; his children, Chris (Cindy) Matthews and Tina (Chris) Strodtman; three grandchildren, John Matthews, Abby Strodtman, and Leeann Matthews; and other extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to “Gray Matters” in care of Cox Health Center Foundation, P.O. Box 8131, Springfield, MO 65801. Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com