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Lawrence Parks Matthews, Jr

  • Birth 1 Jul 1945 DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 23 Oct 2000 Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 42936321

CPL U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - October 25, 2000
Deceased Name: CORNELIUS Mr. Lawrence Parks Matthews , Jr.
55, of Cornelius, died Monday, October 23, 2000 at University Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Born July 1, 1945 in Decatur, Georgia, Mr. Matthews was a son of the late Dr. Lawrence Parks Matthews and Elizabeth Rankin Matthews. He was a graduate of Druid Hills High School in Decatur and attended Georgia Military Academy. From 1966-1968 Mr. Matthews served in the US Marine Corps as a Corporal and served in Vietnam in 1967-1968.

Mr. Matthews, a 21 year employee with Ray Erecting Co. Inc., was a member of First United Methodist Church of Charlotte as well as a former deacon at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Matthews of Cornelius; four daughters, Natalie Matthews Harper of Troutman, Stephanie Matthews Banks of Cornelius, Christa Matthews of Ok, and Lawren Matthews of Charlotte; one son, Lawrence Parks Matthews III of Charlotte; stepson, Brian Parris of Charlotte; stepdaughter, Christine Parris of Marathon, FL; sisters, Charlotte Matthews Beach of San Francisco, CA and Jane Matthews of Fort Valley, GA; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Mr. Matthews was predeceased by a sister, Betty Bond Breene.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26 at First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. James Howell, the Reverend Dr. Rusty Inman, the Reverend Dr. Mike Moses, and the Reverend Dr. Ivan Peden officiating. (Parking is available in the Odell Building parking deck. Enter off 9th Street). Interment with military honors will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 pm. Wednesday at Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 31603, Charlotte, NC 28231 or Davidson United Methodist Church, PO Box 718, Davidson, NC 28036.

He influenced many lives and was loved by many.

Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel, 1111 East Blvd.


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  • Created by: PJ
  • Added: 10 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42936321
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Parks Matthews, Jr (1 Jul 1945–23 Oct 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42936321, citing Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by PJ (contributor 47158062) .