Edward Neal Matthews

June 7, 1951 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 68)


Edward Neal Matthews, age 68, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday morning.

He was a son of the late Charles “Squeaky” and Evelyn Gregg Matthews. Neal was a retired Jail Administrator from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department after 28 years of service. He was a Lieutenant with the Blue Knights Motorcycle Group.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years: Ruth Matthews; one son and daughter-in-law: Justin and Michelle Matthews; one daughter and son-in-law: Ashley and Tim Evans; one step-son: Billy Joe and Hollie Ayers; two grandchildren: Cade Matthews and Wyatt Matthews; two brothers: Fred Grigsby and Burlin and Karen Matthews; one niece: Alice Grigsby Lawson and her husband, Jeff; two great-nephews: Carter Randolph and Tate Lawson; aunt and uncle: Judy and Marvin Sellers; brother-in-law: Dale Williams of Spokane, Washington; two sisters-in-law: Mary Jane Bebber and Patricia Key; several cousins; special friends: Steve Burns, Bobby Scott, David White, Jake Gilland, Phil Myers, Jason Armstrong, Phil Hardin, J.C. and Mary Cox, Dr. Tumkar, Dr. John Boys, Rev. Clarence Gammill, Rev. Richard Long, Rev. Don Lamb, nursing staff of Tulip Hall at Signature Healthcare Center.

He was preceded in death by his brother: Billy Matthews; sister: Marilyn Grigsby; several aunts and uncles. At his request, there will be no visitation or service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital in honor of Avery Armstrong. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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