Joseph Lee Mathews, Sr. was born December 28, 1941 in Bangs, Tx. to Hubert and Berenice Mathews. He passed away July 16, 2013 at his home in Vidor. Joe was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was also a teacher, pilot, gunsmith, bowyer, flint knapper and carpenter. Joe was a loving husband, father and brother. He touched so many lives and left an impression on everyone who knew him. He will be truly missed. He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Berenice Mathews. He is survived by his loving wife Alice Mathews, daughter; Michelle Robinson and her fiance Eric Love of Vidor, Tx, son; Joseph Lee Mathews Jr. and his wife Heather of Vidor, Tx., step sons; Matthew Kelley and wife Madeline of Vidor, Tx., Travis Kelley and wife Ledah of Buna, Tx. and Dustin Kelley of Vidor, Tx., brothers, John Mathews and wife Faye of Bedford, Tx., Danny Mathews and wife Judy of Tomball, Tx., 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, life long friend Sydney Holder, many loving sister-in-laws and lots of extended family and friends. A memorial will be held July 27, 2013 at 11:00 at Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor, Tx.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 21, 2013