Donald W. Mathews

September 17, 1951 - December 1, 2013
Donald W. Mathews

Donald W. Mathews, age 62 of Wilmington passed away Sunday December 1, 2013 .

He was born in Miami, FL on September 17, 1951. His parents were the late James Pope Mathews and Lou Ella King Mathews. He was preceded in death by his son, William Michael Mathews and a sister, Geannie Denning.

Donald was a veteran of the US Navy. He was a professional Chef and cook and worked at several restaurants in Wilmington until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Squires Mathews; one daughter, Tammy Lynde and husband Shean; two grandchildren, Savannah Lynde and Joshua Lynde; one brother, Jimmy Mathews and wife Judy and one sister, Kathy Squires and husband Donald.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 6 pm Friday, December 6, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 03, 2013
    Robin Buckalew says:
    Mom and I send our deepest sympathy's. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Robin & Lynn Buckalew

  • December 04, 2013
    CHARLES KING says:
    8I am thinking of you( Dorothy, Jimmy,Kathy,Tammy Lynde) as well as "cousins",and friends. Donny was a great cousin,an also a best friend. " I still remember the good times we had at "NANNY's" I will miss him a bunch!" Prayer's for family and friends>

  • December 04, 2013
    Elizabeth Turley says:
    Donnie aka dad was always a happy funny man that was smart a well. He was strong, friendly and kind and that's how i remember him. I send my sympathies and this memory to his beautiful daughter Tammy and loving wife Dorthey.

  • December 05, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.