Ronnie E. Matthews, Sr. went to drive a truck in heaven on September 10, 2021.
He is survived by his wife, “Sweet Thing”, Kathy Sue Matthews, who he was married to for 51 loving years; his son, Ronnie E. Matthews, Jr.; daughter, Misty Yancey; son-in-law, John Yancey; 3 loving grandkids, Cole Yancey, Ireland Yancey and “Trey” Matthews, III; sister, Mary Jo (Richard) Holland.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Clyde & Ada Matthews; brother, James W. Matthews.
Ronnie was born and raised in Nashville. He moved to White House, TN in 1984. Ronnie had a diehard work ethic until his death. He started driving a truck at the young age of 15, with his brother James. He drove a truck his entire life, and he worked for Maxim Crane Service as a long-haul crane deliverer. At his passing, Ronnie was a security guard at the Highland Rim racetrack for many years. He was a dedicated baseball coach for his son and both of his grandsons. He was a role model and teacher to many. Ronnie became a Master Mason in 2008, serving as a Tiler, Steward, Head of the Fundraising Committee, and Santa’s very own clown. Ronnie was a lot of things to many but he was mostly a loving husband, father, and pawpaw. He was dedicated to being the Hero of his family. Anyone that knew him knew he was always “The Life of the Party!”
Visitation Sunday, September 12, 2021 4-8 PM and Monday, September 13, 2021 10 AM-2 PM at the funeral home. Masonic service 6 PM Sunday in the chapel. Funeral service Monday 2 PM in the chapel of Austin & Bell White House, with Pastor Kevin Brantley officiating. Interment to follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Cole Yancey, Ireland Yancey, Trey Matthews, John Yancey, Darryl Matthews, and Russ Smith serving as pallbearers.
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