William R. Matthews

Published 10:39 am Monday, August 8, 2016

AULANDER – Mr. William Ray “Billy” Matthews, age 68, of Aulander, NC, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Mr. Matthews was born January 30, 1948 in Bertie County, NC, the son of the late Henry Matthews and Daisy Broglin Matthews. He was also predeceased by two siblings, Jessie Cobb and Claude Matthews. He was retired from the NC Department of Transportation with 30 years of service.

William R. Matthews

William R. Matthews

He is survived by his wife Nancy Arlene Rose Matthews; his children, Clinton Ray Matthews and his wife April Swank Matthews, Billie Matthews Carroll and Jerry

Chumbley, and Susan Hope Barmer; his step children, Brian Lee and his wife Crystal, and David Lee; his grandchildren, Zachary William Matthews, Grayson Ray Matthews, KC Carroll, Joey Carroll, Brianna Carroll, Lauren Barmer, and William Barmer; his step grandchildren, Brittany Lee, Madison Lee, Gabby Lee, Peyton Lee, and James Austin Lee; his great grandchildren, Bryson Carroll, Raigan Carroll, Paisely Carroll, Brantley Carroll, Dylan Barmer and Austin Daughtrey; and his siblings, Martha and Robert Mizelle, Dessie White, Edna and Thomas Baker, Shirley Matthews, Mary Jane Felton, Henry and Barbara Matthews, Bobby and Jean Matthews and Jimmy Wayne and Patricia Matthews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC with Rev. Alan Mizelle officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and other times at the home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Aulander Fire Department.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.