William Franklin Matthews, 81, of Hubert, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.

His service was today at the Burns family cemetery with the Rev. Terry Golden officiating.

He was born Aug. 13, 1938, in Onslow County, a son of the late Frank Hollister and Lucille Burns Matthews. William retired from civil service after a long career as a fiberglass mechanic.

He is survived by his son, David Brian Matthews of the home; and a sister, Grace Odum of Swansboro.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ruth Morton Matthews.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home of Swansboro. Online condolences may be made at jonesfh.org.

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