Edward Allen Matthews, 66 of Lubbock passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 after a year long battle with cancer. He was born January 2, 1955 to Allen Ted and Patsy Sue (Pratt) Matthews in Lubbock. Edward graduated from Coronado High School in 1974. He married his high school sweetheart, Pamela (Watson) Matthews September 21, 1974 in Lubbock. Together they raised two children. Edward enjoyed going hunting, fishing and playing golf. He especially loved spending time with his family and watching his grandkids doing anything they were involved in. He was self-employed as a paint contractor and owned and operator Matthews Painting for 36 years. Edward was a member of Live Oak Community Church.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Pam; his children, Jason Matthews and wife Tosha, Ashley Ray and husband Vandon; mother, Patsy; siblings, Steve Matthews and wife Keri, Robin Boudreau and husband Tom; grandchildren, Braxton Ray, Addison Matthews, and Brooklyn Ray.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ted; and a sister, Vickie Green.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Live Oak Community Church.
Memorial donations can be made in Edward’s name to the American Cancer Society.