Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Leslie Matthews
May 30, 1924 - May 29, 2007
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Mr. Leslie Matthews


Funeral Services for Mr. Leslie Matthews, 82, of Kilgore will be held Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Two O’clock in the Afternoon at First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore with Reverend Dr. William J. Ingersoll and Reverend Roberta Ingersoll officiating. Burial will follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.


Mr. Matthews passed away Tuesday in Kilgore. He was born May 30, 1924 in Hubbard, Texas son of the late Henry and Willie Matthews.  Mr. Matthews served in the United States Army fighting in the European Theater during World War II. He served as Superintendent of several School Districts, Coolidge, Texas, Vidor, Texas and Dickinson, Texas. He later moved to Kilgore where he served as Dean of Occupational Education at Kilgore College until his retirement.  Mr. Matthews was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore and he was a Shriner.  


Leslie Matthews is survived by his wife Judy Matthews of Kilgore; daughters, Leslie Ann Williamson and husband Joe of Vidor, Texas and Lori Matthews of Austin; six grandchildren, Angela Dyer, Dr. Matthew Williamson, Trina Walters, Deanna Girard, Lori Leavitt and Jordan Matthews; several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Chester Matthews and sister, Jo Gillam.


Memorial may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1216 Kilgore, Texas 75663 or a charity of your choice. 

Leslie Matthews
May 30, 1924 - May 29, 2007




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