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Edwin D. Matthews

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Date published: 12/30/2012

Edwin D. Matthews

Edwin Dale Matthews, 61, of Columbia, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

Services will be held at a later date.

He was a civilian employee with the department of the Navy, working as a mechanical engineer. He spent many years as a volunteer EMT with the Brooke Volunteer Fire Department in Stafford County.

He felt his greatest accomplishment in life was being a good father and grandfather. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He set the standard pretty high for how to be an incredible man.

He is survived by wife of nine years, Evean Matthews; parents Lyle and Effie Mallard Matthews; sons James "Matt" Harper, Jason Matthews, David (Rebekah) Beck, Thomas Beck; daughters, Rebecca Robinson (Jared), Cara Russell (Graham), Jill Ellington (Mike), Stephanie Harmon(William); brother Roger Matthews (Susie); grandchildren, Ashlee and Kalee Harper, Jason Jr. and Jailynn Matthews, Zachery and Rachel Beck, William and Emily Robison, Justin, Autumn, Annabelle, Celina, and Joseph Russell and Robbie Harmon; and many other loving family members and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to caring bridge.org.

Arrangements are being handled by Spring Hill memorial Funeral Home in Tennessee, springhill-tn memorial.com.