I was a classmate of Dr. Matthew's son, Allan, at Rice University, and I always thought Allan was so lucky to have such a cool dad. I remember how much he seemed to genuinely enjoy entertaining us college kids, either in his home or out at that local beer garden whose name I have long forgotten. I was a thousand miles from home and had no money while at Rice, and when he discovered my wisdom teeth were impacted, he extracted them free of charge. He spread the procedure over two visits, so I would be able to chew on one side of my mouth while the other side healed. Since it was pro bono, he easily could have justified doing the whole job all at once, but he treated me with the compassion and respect he would extend to his best clients, and that generosity left an indelible impression on me. To this day, whenever I hear any mention of oral surgery, I am immediately taken back 30 years to that image of Dr. Matthews with his knee in my chest and prying those molars out of my head. Thanks for your kindness, Dr. Matthews. May you rest in peace.
Dr. Matthews will never be forgotten. Serving him as his last dental assistant, I can honestly say he that he was a great teacher. He was more like family to me. I wished I could tell you that Andrew and I finally got married and now have a baby boy! The news brings tears to my eyes. I am forever grateful for having to work with Dr Matthews. My husband and I will never forget you Doc. As I remember playing a game of throwing a soft football down the hall way in your office during lunch break while Shay yells "Dr Matthews your going to hurt your back!" How everyone of your patients were more like family. There's so much I want to say.
We will greatly miss you Doctor Matthews and we love you like part of our family. Thank you so much for all you have taught me.
Vince was my cousin and I will miss him dearly, we have been out of touch for years but his sister Oma contacted me a few years back and we reunited with her in Houston in Oct and had a great visit. Unfortunately Vince was too ill for me to see him but I did visit Oma and her family and will remember them for the rest of my life. R.I.P. cousin Vince.
Since 1949 at Jackson Junor High School, and playing together on Houston'e first Little League All Stars, Vince and I have been life-long friends-- with him being the best man at Gladys and I wedding. All the good times we had as we lived life to the fullest-- and, we enjoyed every minute of it. And until we meet again may God hold him in the hollow of His hand. Buddy Wellborn.
Vince will be terribly missed by all who knew him. His caring and compassionate nature, along with his funny stories and charming smile will always be remembered by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. My heart goes out to the members of his family and his many friends who most certainly feel his absence in their lives. May God comfort you all and give you strength during this difficult time.
Gosh, what a shock. Dru Hamilton and I were Dental Assistants at the Gulf Bank office starting in 1971. What fun we had with Jim Brothers, and Vince. You will really be missed and all your funny Jokes. Who will bet on the UT/K-State games with me?
Vince was my dentist and a long great friend. I will miss him. George (Brudy) Sykes
Dr Matthews was my former employer for eight yrs runninng his office.What a wonderful, generous child of God. A heart made of gold. Loved his children soooo much, he was my FRIEND. My husband Lynn just loved our stories from the office as well as the rest of my family.Still to this day ,the stories we shared will be a treasure in my heart God give peace to the family.
We miss you this Christmad day, Dad--hope you are at peace.
Love, Your Daughter Lea
THE 1954 PLEDGE CLASS OF PHI GAMMA DELTA FRATERNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SALUTES THE MEMORY OF BROTHER VINCE MATTHEWS WHO HAS PASSED AD ASTRA.
My condolences to your family during this time of grief.
Thanks for being a wonderful, wonderful friend all these years.
My brothers, Jerry and Perry Pope, played football with Vince at Austin, so I watched him complete a lot of passes. When I reminisce about past football teams I've watched, after my brothers, Vince is the one I always remember first. He was so talented and so very well liked by his team-mates. Our condolences to the family
Vince was an old friend from UT days.We
struggled through several science classes
together. I miss seeing him.
Matthews family, I only met your father once as a young child, but he was very close to my father Bobby Goodwin (deceased). My dad always spoke of him in the highest regard, so sorry for your loss.
I will continue to miss my fabulous, fun(ny) and loving Uncle.
I am soo sorry about Vince's passing. He was a good friend to a lot of us Mustangs Class of '55. He will be missed.
Vince always made me laugh...except when he teased me with his own version of my middle name! When I asked him to teach me to dance, I found out he didn't know how! He was so popular, it didn't matter to him. Did he ever learn how? What a wonderful legacy he leaves in his family. I pray for the Lord to comfort you.
Deepest condolences on the passing of you Dad. Marge and John Dunn
love you, Dad - really gonna miss you
I want give my sincere condolence Vince's family, he will be surely missed by his UT and S F Austin friends and teammates.i played football and baseball with him, what a wonderful friend he was.
I knew Vince well since Jr H.S. I thought he was the greatest QB ever produced at U.T.. A good friend indeed. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Vince - you left some pretty big footprints behind. RIP, my friend.
Sorry to hear of the passing of an east end ledgen. Paul L. Hamby
I never knew Vince, personally, I came to SFA as an out of state transfer but I became a Mustang quickly due to the Scottish Brigade and our undermanned scrappy FB Team. The heart breaking loss for the state Championship was eased a bit by his redemption as an off the bench hero, against OU which I watched on TV as an Airman at Offutt AFB. Different careers but both Proud S.F. Austin HS Class of 1955! God Speed Brother.
You will be remembered always as Mr. Football USA to those of us who were in your class at Austin High School. Rest in peace, Vince.
So sorry to hear of Vince's death. Condolence to his family. Rest in Peace dear one.
VINCE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY OF HIS CLOSE
FRIENDS. WE PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOGETHER IN THE EARLY 50'S GREAT GUY.
I am so sorry for your loss. May your special holiday memories help ease your grief this Christmas.