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Dan F. Matthews, 85, of the Grafton Road, Brown's Chapel Community, died Monday (Oct. 2, 2017) at Monongalia General Hospital.
He was born March 26, 1932, in Hyannis, Nebraska, a son of the late Henry Therwell Matthews and Tina O'Keffe Matthews.
Dan was a member of the Blueville Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran and a retired over-the-road truck driver.
During his driving career, he drove for Sterling Faucet Co., Owens-Illinois and retired from Over-Nite Transportation Co. He was proud of driving more than 4.2 million accident-free miles, delivering in 48 states, Canada and Mexico. Following his retirement, Dan became the owner and operator of Matthews Auto Sales.
Dan is survived by his wife of 12 years, Bonnie Belcher Matthews; two sons, Franklin L. (Deborah) Matthews and John Mark (Lilly) Matthews both of Morgantown; one daughter, Joyce K. (Chuck) Hampton of Ranson; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are Bonnie's children, James (Renee) Cody and Steve (Edna) Cody both of Marie, Bill (Suzanna) Barr and Jason (Misty) Barr both of Mannington, daughter-in-law, Tammy Cody of Blacksville, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his brother, Donald T. Matthews, and Bonnie's daughter, Shelby McDonald.
The family requests that donations be made to the Halleck Cemetery Association, Rt. 1, Box 296, Independence, WV 26374.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Westover. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Evangelist Dan Plum officiating. Burial will follow at Halleck Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.
Published on October 4, 2017
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