C. L. Kenneth Matthews

Services for C.L. Kenneth Matthews, 83, will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 28, 2013, in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, with Les Hacker officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery , Healdton.

Born Feb.19, 1930 in Wilson , Ok., to the late Carl and Lela (Avery) Matthews. C.L. passed away at Ardmore Veterans Center Dec.24, 2013. C.L. and LaVada Jo Poteet were married Nov.20, 1951 in Gainsville TX . He was a butcher for Henry Hall's Grocery. They were married 3 months when he received his call for the Service for the U.S. Army. After Basic training he was stationed in Germany for 18 months. When his duty in the Army was over he came back to work at Hall's Grocery. Later he went to work for Sutherland's Well Service and retired after 35 years of service. He loved working in his garden, mowing his lawn and spoiling his grand daughters. Not being one to sit home, after retiring he went to work part time for Travis Phillips at Vacco in Lone Grove where he worked for 4 years. They lived in Healdton , OK for 57 years and raised 4 children there. With his failing health they moved to Lone Grove to be closer to his doctors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lavada, sister, Jo Roberts and her husband Bill, brother Earnest Matthews and his wife Joann.

C.L. is survived by three sons, Kenneth Matthews of Ardmore , Carl Matthews (Scott) of West Fork Ark. , Jeffery Matthews (Pam), Lone Grove. One daughter Iris Adams (David), Irvington , AL., six grand daughters, Jennifer Williams, Stephanie Adams, Amy Adams, Lindsey Matthews, Samantha Hiser, and Emily Gibson and 9 Great Grand Children. He is also survived by a brother Wayne Matthews and wife Bernita, Healdton, and 1 sister Gracie Clark, Ardmore , OK.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Veteran's Alzheimers Support Group ,Ardmore Veterans Center Box 489 Ardmore Ok 73402. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

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