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David Matthews

David Eugene Matthews

Saturday, August 26th, 1939 - Monday, February 18th, 2019
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MATTHEWS, DAVID EUGENE, age 79, of Weidman, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at McLaren Central Michigan.

A Memorial Service for David will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene in Weidman with Pastor Matt Gunderman officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made Cleveland Clinic, PO Box 931517, Cleveland OH, 44193-1655.

David was born August 26, 1939, in Isabella County, the son of Norbert and Lorraine (Doll) Matthews. He graduated from Beal City High School with the class of 1958. David worked for the oil industry for Nicor Drilling for 20 years, and Wayne Dalton as a truck driver for 10 years. He was a proud member of the NRA, and a member of the Weidman Church of the Nazarene. David was an avid gun collector, loved hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He was an amazing gardener.

David is survived by his children: Kimberly (Alan) Cook of Lake Isabella, Tony (Kathy) Matthews of Big Rapids, Patricia Goetz of Bridgeport, and Wendy Matthews of Mancelona; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother Glen (Carol) Matthews of Beal City; and sisters Donna (Fred) Grady of Canadian Lakes and Della (Mike) Oberlin of Blanchard.

David was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter Tammy Matthews on April 27, 1962.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Church of the Nazarene
    3011 N School Rd
    WEIDMAN, MI 48893
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Church of the Nazarene
    3011 N School Rd
    WEIDMAN, MI 48893
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Church of the Nazarene
    3011 N School Rd
    WEIDMAN, MI 48893
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 09:17am
So sorry for your loss! I would like to share my fb post to let you have a glimps of what Dave meant to us. Please know you are in our prayers.

Today we attend a service to say good bye to a great man. He was more than just a neighbor, he was more than just a friend. As my daughter said, "he was family." In the bible David was a man after Gods heart. So fitting because Dave loved God. My favorite moments with him were the times my kids were in school and I would go sit with Dave and he would talk. He would talk about his life. He would talk about what God has done. He would talk about praying for all of those around him. We would pray. He would laugh at times and he would cry at times. He just radiated love. I will miss our talks, the prayers, the bear hugs. The smiles, the laughter. My kids will miss their neighbor grandpa. My son said, "who am I going to talk to now?" He loved all the kids around like he was their grandpa. My kids cried when he was in the hospital and wanted to see him. Dave asked about them when I visited. He asked for us to pray cause it's so hard. He gave me his hand and we prayed together right there. Then a few days later to give my kids the heart breaking news was shattering. Dave knew how much he was loved and we all knew how much he loved us. Of anyone one in life He was a prime example of being the hands and feet of Christ. So thankful and honored to have been able to adapt Dave into our family. He will be missed so much and will never be forgotten.

Tania Schuch

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