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Robert Lee Matthews, Jr.

August 8, 1942 — January 16, 2022

Robert Lee Matthews, Jr.

August 5, 1942 – January 16, 2022

Robert Lee Matthews, Jr., 79, of Middlesex, passed away Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Middlesex, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Interment will follow in the Stone Memorial Cemetery, 9009 Stone Heritage Road, Middlesex. Pastor Ricky Anderson will officiate.

Robert had a long career in banking, starting with People’s Bank in Middlesex. He retired in 2007 from The Heritage Bank. He served as a member of The Bailey Fire Department with 35 years of service where he was also the Treasurer. Amongst being a Fireman, he also volunteered his time to Meals on Wheels for many years. Robert was an active member of Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Assistant Treasurer and helper wherever he was needed. He was also an avid supporter of the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home in Middlesex.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce S. Matthews; daughter, Christy Manning and husband, Brian of Middlesex; grandchildren, Kyle Manning, Bronson Manning and Claire Manning; sisters, Joyce M. Duke and husband, Wade of Bailey, Jan M. Kemp and husband, William of Middlesex; brothers, Rueben Matthews and wife, Rhonda of Middlesex, Tony Matthews of Bailey and Danny Matthews of Bailey and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Annie Jarrell Matthews, and sister, Peggy Anne Matthews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Stony Hill Church Children’s Home Building Fund, 9646 Stony Hill Church Road, Middlesex, North Carolina, 27557, in Memory of Robert Matthews.

Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.

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