Joseph Fussell Matthews, of Teachey, passed away Monday, May 8, 2023 at the age of 74.
Joseph, known by his friends as Joe, was born May 4, 1949. He was an avid farmer who loved tending his farm, working the land to provide fresh vegetables to the community at Matthews Produce. During the off season Joseph loved to fish at Topsail Beach. He loved the sport of golf and played many courses across North Carolina for over 20 years. Joseph loved to cook for his family and friends at the "Pond House." It was all considered a good days work to go fishing and come home and have a fish fry complete with all the fixings. And let's not forget that famous collard soup.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, of 54 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Belinda English (Billy), Joe Matthews (Aretha), Kim Blanchard (Chris), and Timothy Matthews (Heather), his grandchildren, JoAnnah Escobar (Gil), Allyson Reaves (Allen), Marshall Matthews (Allena), Marrionna Matthews, Joshua Barber, Jack Barber, Brookelynn Matthews, Case Barber, Cooper Barber and Stallonne Matthews. Great grandchildren Ryan, Annabel, Mattie Wray, Lucas, and soon to arrive, Austin and his sisters, Linda Mills (Bob) and Patsy Smith (Bobby).
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Alton and Mattie Lee Matthews, brothers, Jimmy and Elvin, sister, Anna Williams and his faithful companion, Maggie.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in the Fussell Cemetery, Rose Hill, NC.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Fussell Cemetery, P. O. Box 611, Rose Hill, NC 28458, in memory of Joseph Matthews.