William “Kenneth” Matthews was born
on 25 Mar 1938 in Leavenworth, KS and died on 21 Aug 2012 in
Houston, Texas. Ken was preceded in death by his parents,
William Tarpley Matthews and Mattie Velta Pittman, brother,
David Jerome Matthews, and brother-in-law, Curtis Eaton.
Ken was a member of West University Baptist Church where he was
member of the choir. He was a former Boy Scout Leader, and
enjoyed camping, canoeing, hiking, and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Marian Knapp Matthews;
his children, Adriane Heffelfinger Evans (Monte), Lauren Lusk
(Frank), W. Blake Matthews, all of Houston, and Greg K. Matthews
of San Marcos, TX; grandchildren, Madeline, Matthew, and Andrew
Heffelfinger, Dylan and Brenden Lusk, all of Houston; and former
wife Amanda Cook Gilbert of Lufkin; sister, Margie Eaton of
Gulfport, MS; nieces, Lesa Dixon Styles, Lisa Matthews, Kim
Matthews Stickley, Joni Matthews Davies, Debbie Easton, Diane
Eaton Butterfield, and other great nieces and nephews. He is
also survived by his step-children Bruce E. Oliver (Caroline) of
Austin and Melanie Oliver Darden (Brent) of Dallas;
step-grandchildren, Amy and Benjamin Oliver, and Chase and Cody
Ken attended Arkansas Tech University, and graduated from
University of Texas, Austin in 1962. He retired from Exxon after
30 years of employment, and continued to work for other computer
companies until 2011.