In Memory

John Matthews

John Matthews

John Paul passed away on Christmas Eve, 2011, of a heart attack. 

He is survived by his wife, Penny Beaty Matthews; and brother, Jerry Matthews. Funeral services was conducted Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church, 3475 Lebanon Road, by Dr. Poly Rouse, with visitation following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heart Beat Ministries, Hermitage Hills Baptist Church.

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03/09/12 06:59 AM #1    

Melinda Milton

John Paul was a really good friend. I miss all his e-mails that he sent me. The last e-mail I got from him was the night before he passed away and I still have it on my computer. That is one e-mail I won't delete. Miss you JP.

04/24/12 10:25 PM #2    

Billy Streeter Nelson

John Paul Matthew and I did not associate with each other doing our school days.  He was in to sports and

I was in the band.  At our last reunion we shared some time.  Since then we communicated  on a regular bases.

I will miss all of the e mails from him.  We had a totally different political view of the country.  

I will miss going back and forth with him.  learned about his parting right after I had read one of

his messages.  Since the 08 reunion we became good phone and e mail partners.  I will miss him.  I was

looking forward to seeing him at the next reunion.   I will always remember how he reached out to me for us

to communicate often.  Rest in peace John Paul.  Your friend always.

Billy Streeter Nelson

02/09/15 12:06 PM #3    

Harold Walker

Every Saturday night I miss your call. You were my source of so much info but mainly kept me apprised of our classmates. Most people don't know you and Barbara introduced me to carolyn while we lived together at MTSU. May you continue to rest in peace my friend.  I promise not to tell all our activities.

02/09/15 07:15 PM #4    

J. W. Harper

JP would call me several times a year and say "what's up big dog"? Then we would talk about everything old and current.l truly miss JP. J.W. Harper

02/10/15 09:03 AM #5    

Vyron Calvin Bearden

Like a lot of old classmates, we lost contact over the years. About 3 or 4 years before he passed away, I received a call. It was JP. We just talked and caught up on each other. We did this a couple of times each year after that until his death. I truly miss his calls.

09/05/18 04:33 PM #6    

Donna Hall (Edens)

I didn't know John Paul well in high school  but a few years later, we ran into each other in Nashville where we 

both were living at the time (neither of us was married).  It was so wonderful to see a familiar face. We went out

a few times.  It hurt so much when he died. 


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