Cpl. Joseph "Marc" Matthews
1960 - 2011
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel - Hinesville
308 West Oglethorpe Blvd.
Hinesville, GA
Cpl. Joseph "Marc" Matthews, 50, of Hinesville passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Candler Hospital after a short illness.
Marc was born on June 2, 1960, in Charleston, W.Va., and was raised in Scott Depot, W.Va. After graduation, he joined the United States Army where he would serve 21 years as a military police officer. Marc was a kennel master and K-9 handler. After his retirement in 1999, he worked for the U.S. Marshal Services at the federal courthouse in Savannah before joining the Hinesville Police Department in 2001. During his time of employment with the Hinesville Police Department he also worked as an officer, was promoted to the rank of corporal and was a K-9 handler.
In his spare time, Marc enjoyed woodworking and football. Music was a very important part of Marc's life. He played acoustic and electric guitar and loved many different types of music.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mi Suk Matthews of Hinesville; daughter, Ashley Matthews of Hinesville; son, William Matthews and fiancé, Taryn of Salt Lake City, Utah; parents, Joseph and Juanita Matthews of Hinesville; granddaughter, Ava Matthews of Salt Lake City; and his faithful K-9 partner, Brad.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Hinesville with the Rev. Dr. Rich Wright and Rev. Nam Sun Lee officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hinesville Police Department.
Interment services with honors will follow in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hinesville Korean Full Gospel Church, 758 Tupelo Trail, Hinesville, GA. 31313 or First United Methodist Church of Hinesville, 203 N. Main St., Hinesville, GA 31313.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, www.carteroglethorpe.com, is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Coastal Courier on Feb. 19, 2011.
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I see Marc everyday. There is a memorial picture of him in the Police Department. I served with him in the Army. I think of him often, and miss him.
Rhett Dill
February 14, 2021
To the best Father & Friend anyone could ever have. I love you & miss you more each & every day. I know soon we'll be together, & I can't wait til' then. Love you, Daddy <3 Always my Angel, from your Little Girl.
Ashley Matthews
March 1, 2011
Marc you will be sadly missed , by all who had the privelage of knowing such a fine man, with a wonderfull family.Growing up you were the role model of what we all aspired to be .You followed your dream. Your family must be very proud of your accomplishments,I know that I am ,you were always a true friend.
Larry Tucker
February 27, 2011
May the Lord keep watch over your family. You were always fair and always listened to everyone. You will be deeply missed by many.
Rick Byers
February 25, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Beverly & Lynford Young
February 23, 2011
When I first started as an Officer in Hinesville we worked together on the midnight shift. You were the silent strong type and was always there if any of us on the shift needed you! My prayers are with your family! You will be missed!
Tammy Barrett (Williams)
February 22, 2011
Prayers sent to the family..You will forever be missed. Thank you for serving the city of Hinesville, GA like you did. You were an amazing officer.
February 22, 2011
My most sincere condolences go out to the family of Cpl Matthews. You will be missed and you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We are all better people for having known you and we are blesssed to have had yo as part of our lives.
John Chandler
February 21, 2011
You were the best Platoon SGT. That I ever had. Thanks for all that you did for me and my team while we were in Somalia.
Josh Caton
February 21, 2011
We are all so sorry to hear about Marc. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kristi Holbert
Kristi Holbert
February 21, 2011
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You will be greatly missed!!!
Morgan Stokes
February 21, 2011
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold
you in the hollow of his hand
vickie & carlos jr matias
February 20, 2011
I started missing you many months ago. Your absence is felt every day.
Rhett Dill
February 20, 2011
I began missing you many months ago. I miss your friendship and our talks. The chair in my office that you always sat in will be here for you whenever you want to visit.
Rhett Dill
February 19, 2011
"May the Lord hold you close"

Brother you will be missed.
Joseph de la Torre
February 19, 2011
In our thoughts and prayers...Marc will be missed. Love,Steve, Penny, Timbo, Nichole and Casey
Penny Criner
February 19, 2011
"With Deepest & Heartfelt Sympathy""

Harold and Anne Bradley
parents of
Officer Mykhel W. Fincher
February 19, 2011
anne bradley
February 19, 2011
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