Billy Joe Matthews

Published 9:24 am Friday, March 17, 2017

Billy Joe Matthews, 74, of Boonville, died on March 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born Feb. 24, 1943 in Forsyth County to the late Roy Zeno Matthews and Lucinda “Cindy” Brown Matthews.  He enjoyed the outdoors and farming. He retired from Consolidated Trucking Co. after working at several trucking companies. He helped with the construction of US 421 and I-77.

He was also preceded in death by his son, David Snow; brothers, Jerry Matthews, Ronald Matthews.

Surviving: his wife of 50 years, Edna Laird Matthews; children, Daniel (Lisa) Matthews, Darice (Kevin) M. Jefferson, Ericka (Andrew) M. Osborne; grandchildren, Emily (John) S. Castellucci, Meghan Matthews, Garrett Matthews, Corbin Jefferson, Brooke Jefferson, Ethan Osborne, Olivia Snow, Joseph Osborne; sisters, Betty Lou Eagle, Collie (Gilbert) Wooten; brother, T.L. (Nell) Matthews; daughter-in-law, Amy (James) Snow-Byrd; sisters-in-law, Jackie Matthews, Judy Matthews; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Richmond Hill Baptist Church by the Revs. Will Hamrick and Ken Boaz. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service at Richmond Hill.

Memorials: donor’s choice.