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Roy Dean Matthews

1944 - 2021

Van Wert


Roy Dean Matthews, 76, of Van Wert passed away at his residence and joined his Lord and Savior at 7:40 AM on January 24, 2021.

Born on June 14, 1944 in Van Wert, the son of the late Earl Lee and Nellie Anna (Boyd) Matthews. On June 7, 1969, he married the love of his life, former Emiko Kakazu, who survives. Together, they shared over 51 years of marriage.

Upon graduating from high school, Roy entered into active duty with the United States Navy on May 30, 1962....

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Sonya Kelly

February 10, 2021 11:33 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take strength from your memories of his love for you all and the man that was. ❤

Lori Freund

February 5, 2021 7:24 AM

May God hold you in his loving arms. Emi and Elane, I'm ao sorry for your loss. Roy was a great man,husband and father. Keeping you in my prayers. Love you both.
Lori Freund

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Mark Tempel

January 30, 2021 10:24 AM

I was sorry to learn of Roy's passing. I have many fond memories of time spent with Roy and your family. Thoughts and prayers to Emi, Elane, and the grandkids. May the Lord comfort you during this time.

Deb Miller

January 29, 2021 8:36 AM

Dan and I would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Connie and Joe dewitt

January 28, 2021 10:47 AM

So sad for you my friend demi and your family, Roy was a wonderful man, prayers, hugs

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