Wallace Lee Matthews, 84, of Okeechobee, Florida, passed away October 14, 2020, in North Carolina as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
He born June 12, 1936, in Safe, Missouri, the son of the late Loyd and Myrtle Evelyn (Welch) Matthews.
Wallace served in the United States Navy retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagle’s.
Survivors include three children, Michael Matthews, John (Diane) Matthews, Patricia Sarkar; two sisters, Paula (Jim) Condor; Joyce (Larry) Thomas; four grandchildren, Danny Sarkar, Barbara Hobbs, Dakota Matthews, Courtney Matthews; and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jouellorene Janice Duncan; and his second wife, Wilma Lanyon.
Graveside service with military honors will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020, at Centertown Cemetery in Centertown, Missouri.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City is in charge of the arrangements.
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