Rodney Haskell Matthews
June 5, 1944  -  January 9, 2018

Rodney Haskell Matthews

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Memorial Service
Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Saturday, January 13, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13 at Terpening & Son Mortuary Chapel for Rodney Haskell Matthews of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Matthews, 73, passed away on January 9, 2018 at his home.

Leroy Howard will officiate at the service. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Rodney was born on June 5, 1944 in Artesia; the son of Henry Haskell Matthews and Vesta Lee (Bonham) Matthews.

He was a Correctional Officer for the Department of Corrections and a member of Lakeood Community Church. He loved to shop, was an avid gun and knife collector, a survivalist and enjoyed donating to charities.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters JoAnn Matthews and Glenda Rae Estes and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include his son Benjamin Haskell Matthews of Moore, O.K.; daughters Stephanie Hair of Stratford, O.K. and Melisa Stanley of Abbeville, L.A.; brother Ronald Matthews of Artesia; sister Billie Jean Henderson of Paint Rock, T.X.; very dear longtime friend Lucille Atcherson; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


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  1. B
    Ray, MI

    May the words at John 5:28,29 provide to about seeing our dead loved ones again in the resurrection.

  2. Trudy Nowell
    Panama City Beach, FL

    Dear Matthews family, I am so sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one Rodney. Please accept my most sincere condolences. May you find the comfort from the Scriptures at John 5:28,29 where Jehovah God promises a resurrection of our loved ones through his son Christ Jesus. And then the wonderful hope in the near future to the end of all the causes for our sufferings including sickness and death promised at Revelation 21:3-5. When I've lost loved ones these Scriptures have comforted me as I hope they will help your family also. In your time of need may God's loving arms surround your family during this most difficult time of your lives. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.

  3. Serena Bates Fernau
    Show Low, AZ

    Dear Family and Friends, I just want to let you all know how much I enjoyed visiting with Rodney at the 1962 55th AHS Reunion.
    I do believe Rodney really enjoyed our visit...We talked about old times in class and the usual catching up...I feel so blessed just getting to know him.
    May God give each one comfort during this time and you all know he is home with the Lord and well. God Bless each and every one...
    My prayers are with you....

  4. Ray Searan
    Goose Creek, SC

    Uncle Rodney, you were loved and cared for! You will be missed! I'm so sorry that I did not get to see you again on this side. Rest easy and Rest in Peace!


    Ray and Donna

  5. Thomas
    Carlsbad, NM

    Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints.

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