Darrell Dean Matthews, 81, of Joaquin

Darrell Dean Matthews, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Jones and Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.


Mr. Matthews was born October 29, 1936, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Charlie Matthews and Mary Horn Matthews. Shortly after graduating from Logansport High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country for six years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. He grew the most delicious watermelons and tomatoes. Mr. Matthews was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.


He is survived by

Daughter: Debbie Mahaffey and husband, Darren, of Diamondhead, Mississippi


Son: Jimmy Matthews and wife, Mitzi, of Shreveport, Louisiana


Granddaughter: Angie Feezor and husband, Allen, of Slidell, Louisiana


3 Great Grandchildren


Brother: Bobby Matthews



Virginia Young

Exa Doss

Jan Miller


Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives


A host of friends


Preceded in death by

Son: Donnie Matthews

Parents: Charlie Matthews and Mary Horn Matthews

8 Brothers and Sisters


Pallbearers will be James Carroll, Steven Bounds, Jim Strong, Darrell Alford, Randy Bonner and Glenn Oates. Honorary pallbearer will be Newton Johnson.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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