Richard L. Mathews

MATHEWS, RICHARD L.; of Waterford; January 4, 2013; at 63 years of age. Loving husband of Barbara for 25 years; beloved father of Jamie (Kirk) King of Clarkston and Jessica (David) Yackell of Clarkston; dear brother of Nancy (John) Comerford of IN, Todd (Betsy) Mathews of VA and Carol (Don) Kolesar of Canton; cherished grandfather of Cassandra, Connor and Harper. Mr. Mathews worked as a counselor for the Oakland County Veteran's Services, where he retired after over 30 years of service. He was a proud veteran of the US Army with two voluntary deployments flying helicopters during Vietnam. He also served in the National Guard where he earned the rank of CW4. Richard was an instructor pilot and flight examiner for many years. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to a Veterans . To send a private condolence go to

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Coats Funeral Home - Waterford
3141 Sashabaw Road Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 674-0461
Published in The Oakland Press on Jan. 6, 2013