James A. Matthews
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Age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He was born in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 6, 1950, to the late Van and Blanche Matthews. James honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a former carpet installer for many years. James enjoyed playing pool, traveling, and having his coffee every morning at Bob Evans. He will be deeply missed by his loved ones.
In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by his brother, Buddy Matthews; and great-granddaughter, Isabella Weigand. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Harry) Drake; granddaughter, Samantha Barnett; sister, JoAnn (Jose) Aquas; brother, Phil (Marty) Matthews; loving companion, Lolly Arena; and special pet, Hank.
Inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery (10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, OH 44270) on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed Online Guestbook at:
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Feb. 11, 2014