John Dodson Matthews, 86, of Woodstock, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Royal Haven in Woodstock. The funeral will be held Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverend Freddie Helsley will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.
Mr. Matthews was born August 26, 1925 in Winston Salem, NC, son of the late John Dodson and Laura Joanna Collins Mathias. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a former auto mechanic working in Washington, DC and for Bill Grove and had worked for the Town of Woodstock. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth May Matthews whom he married on June 28, 1947; two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John Whittington, Rob Gilmore, David Jurney, Charles Jurney, Fred Mathias and Jim Mathias.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-1:30 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.