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Tex Randall Matthews

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Tex Randall Matthews


Tex Randall Matthews, 73, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home in De Kalb, Texas.

Tex was born October 9, 1945 in De Kalb, Texas to Elmer Tom and Dessie Ellen Hearon Matthews.  He was the Owner and Operator of  Matthews Sanitation Co. and was a member of Harvest Temple Church in Simms, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Regina Ivey Matthews of De Kalb, Texas; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Shonnia and Larry Montgomery of De Kalb, Texas, and Tanya and Mike Reece of Simms, Texas; one son, Shannon Matthews and  his special friend, Ashley Savage of Ashdown, Arkansas; one sister, Imajean Ratliff of Simms, Texas; a special friend, Mona Edge; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Jackson, Chandler, Chase, Caitlin, and Laeken and her fiancé Colt; five step grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and numerous other family members and friends. 

 Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas with Bro. Jimmy Ramsey and Bro. Henry Griffin officiating.  Interment will follow at Roberts Cemetery in De Kalb, Texas.

Visitation will be held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.  


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