George Franklin Mathews

  • Born: November 12, 1936
  • Died: January 20, 2021
  • Location: Goose Creek, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Tel. (843) 572.2339

Tribute & Message From The Family

Entered into eternal rest, on January 20, 2021, George Franklin Mathews, HMC, USN, retired. George was born November 12, 1936 in Douglas, GA to Charles Alfred Mathews and Annie Mae Hursey Mathews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother: Grady, sisters: Charlene, Ann, and Delouise.

George loved and served his country for 42 years. He was on active duty in the Navy for 22 years, serving in country during the Cuban Crisis and in country in Vietnam with the Fleet Marines. Upon retirement from active duty, he served 20 more years as the supervisor of SPD at the Charleston Naval Hospital. His life was devoted to the cause of CHRIST, serving in various ministries in many churches across the country. His family was his pride and joy.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda of 63 years who was the love of his life; a son, Derek Vance Mathews (Brenda), granddaughter, Gabriella Marie Mathews, and grandson Derek Aiden Mathews, all of North Richland Hills, TX; daughter, Monica DeLeah Mathews Keen (Michael), granddaughters Madison Aleah-Anne Keen and Maryn Ansley Keen all of Summerville; sister in law, Wanda Mathews of Tifton, GA, nieces and nephews.

Grave side services will be at 3 pm, Sunday, January 24, 2021, in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Due to COVID-19, the family respectfully requests that facemasks be worn and social distancing practiced.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Summerville Hospice House, 374 Myers Road, Summerville, SC 29486.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Glenda,
We are sorry to hear about Franklin. We have very fond memories of our friendship with both of you at Gitmo 1961-62. We're very sorry we lost touch. We would love to hear from you.

Jim and Roberta Tumbleson

Posted by Jim and Roberta Tumbleson - Sharon, MA - Friend   February 05, 2021

Posted by Another Marine - Summerville, SC   January 24, 2021

Posted by Another Marine - Summerville, SC   January 24, 2021

Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines’ Hymn that tells us, “ the streets of Heaven are guarded by United States Marines.” Well, we, the Marines, believe that our Corpsmen, who care for us and go into battle with us, also follow us to the streets of Heaven. CORPSMAN UP! You still have Marines to care for, Chief, and other important work to do. Semper Fi

Posted by A Grateful Marine - SUMMERVILLE, SC   January 24, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of George passing away but we know for sure that he in Heaven. We have missed seeing him in the commissary and chatting with him. Keeping you in our prayers.
Love, Harry & Dee Nettles

Posted by Dee Nettles - Summerville, SC - Friend   January 23, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Matthews. He was my Deacon when I first came to Deer Park. His love of Christ was always evident.

Posted by Sondra Kucklick - Moncks Corner, SC - Friend   January 23, 2021

Glen's, I am so sorry to hear that George has passed. He was a very special person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him and look forward to seeing him on the other side. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Lenora Sherrill - Salisbury, NC - Friend   January 23, 2021

Glenda we are so sorry for the passing of George. May God comfort you and your family and grant you peace.

Posted by Patty and Danny Coggins    January 23, 2021

We are sorry to hear of our friend George passing, we always enjoyed spending time with you both. He was a wonderful Christian man that loved his family very much.

Posted by Debbie Evans    January 22, 2021

One of the sweetest men in the church. My thoughts and prayers are with Glenda, Monica and Van and all the grandchildren. He will be dearly missed

Posted by Teresa Gooding - Greer, SC - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

Ms Glenda my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mr George was a sweet and kind man I will always remember Khloe’s interaction with him

Posted by Sandy Asaro - Friend   January 21, 2021

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