Donald G. Matthews


(May 25, 2004)

Former Powell resident Donald G. Matthews, 79, died May 25 at the home of his daughter, Kathy, in Chandler, Ariz., after a short illness.

After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, he moved to Powell where he was employed by Marathon Pipeline Company. He married and made Powell his home for many years.

He loved fishing, hunting and camping. In his early years, he played softball and later coached the Marathon women's softball team. He participated in local bowling leagues.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a charter member of the Powell chapter.

Survivors include his wife Julia in Chandler, Ariz.; two daughters, Patricia Matthews of Riverdale, Ga., and Kathy Kelley of Chandler, Ariz. He also leaves behind two granddaughters, Beth and Kim, and a great-grandson, Tyler.

Cremation has taken place. No services are planned.