Marvin Lewis Matthews, 84, passed from this life, surrounded by family in his home on Friday, October 7, 2022. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Joyner's Funeral Home. Rev. Ray Barnhill and Rev. Mark Harrell will officiate.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.
Marvin loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He lived a life full of adventure and especially enjoyed the times vacationing in Myrtle Beach and Disney World with his family. He loved NASCAR, spending many hours of his free time at Southern National Raceway. During his retirement, he liked spending time with his friends and the employees at McDonald's.
Marvin was employed with the North Carolina Department of Transportation as a surveyor for more than thirty-three years. He served in the North Carolina National Guard for over twenty years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant in 1997. He also selflessly served on the Wilson County Rescue Squad for over thirty-five years.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Addie Marie; daughters, Angela Bridgers (Tim) and Tammy Hayes (Greg) of Chesapeake, Virginia; grandchildren, Sarah Robinson (Thomas), Caitlin Garris (Austin) and Matthew Hayes; great grandchildren, Oliver, Addie Jo and Maisy; brother, James and wife, Joan, of Salem, South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Tomlinson Matthews and Julius Matthews; brothers, Royce and Gerald Matthews and his granddaughter, Taylor Marie Hayes.
The family would like to thank the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice and will always be grateful for the compassionate and loving care that Marvin received from them.
Flowers are welcome as well as memorial donations made in Marvin's name to the Wilson County Rescue Squad, 1902 Tarboro Street, Wilson, North Carolina, 27893 or Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Road NW, Wilson, North Carolina, 27896.
Condolences directed to Joyner's Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.