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Mathews, Larry Wayne
Larry Wayne Mathews, 46, of Peoria, Arizona (previously of Stith Valley area in Meade County, KY), passed away unexpectedly on January 26, 2009. He was born March 12, 1962 in Chillicothe, OH. Larry was the son of Sandra Short and Johnny Mathews. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Karen (Hager) Mathews; son Amos T. Mathews; father Johnny Mathews of Lucasville, OH; brother Brian and wife Pauline Mathews of Glendale, AZ. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Larry was preceded in death by his mother Sandra K. Short of Glendale, AZ and both sets of grandparents. In high school he was a member of The Cavalites Choir that performed and toured Europe. Larry graduated high school from Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, MO. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Larry was a member of Hill Grove Baptist Church in Guston, KY. Larry was bestowed an honorary title of Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Paul Patton of Kentucky, for his contributions to the global community. He loved scuba diving. He was a dive master certified through Padi Diving Society. Larry's employment assignments took him around the world. He dove in the countries of Palau, Sapian, Guam, the Philippines, Curacoa and the Hawaiian Islands. Larry was an Earth and Enviromentalist project manager currently working in Curacoa, Netherlands Antilles. He was employed by AMEC Earth and Enviromental, Philadelphia, PA for 5 years. Larry was an ACI Concrete Specialist, Level I and Level II. He was working toward his degree in project management. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 1st from 1 to 3 PM and funeral services on Monday, February 2nd at 11:30 A.M. at Green Acres Glendale Mortuary, 5830 W. Missouri Ave. Glendale, AZ followed by interment at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, Phoenix, AZ with full military honors.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 31, 2009
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