John W. Matthews

October 25, 1932 - November 8, 2019
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Greenlawn Funeral Home East
3540 East Seminole
Springfield, Missouri 65809
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Tuesday 11/12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wednesday 11/13, 1:00 pm

John W. Matthews, Jr. 87, of Springfield, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 in Mercy Hospital. He was born October 25, 1932 in Springfield Missouri to John W. and Hazel I. (Patton) Matthews. John joined the United States Air Force in 1950 serving his country in both Korea and Vietnam. He retired in October of 1972 as a Chief Master Sergeant.Continue Reading

Jerry Tracy left a message on November 11, 2019:
Joan and family words are not enough to express the sorrow I felt when Dennis called me Saturday with the news of Johns passing. I instantly thought of the last time that I saw him, I was on my bicycle and was riding past your house and you and John and some of the grandkids were outside washing your car! I stopped and had a nice visit with you both, obviously not knowing it would be the last time I would see him. It brings a smile to my face when I think of all the good times we had in Tulsa and other places when we were at car shows with our Mustangs! Great times for sure. I guess its fitting that I write this on Veterans Day as I know John was extremely proud of his service to our country and I always had a great respect for him for that. Off we go into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sun!! Until we meet again fellow airman!! RIP my dear friend!
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