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Tom Ranna

Carl Joseph Matthews

December 22, 1941 - July 27, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Carl Joseph Matthews. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Heaven opened its gates for Carl Joseph (CJ) Matthews born on December 22, 1941, allowing him a brief visit on this earth. When asked where he was from Carl always said “Heaven”. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to proud parents Anniliese Buhlmann Matthews and Lorraine Churchill Matthews.   Carl grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, Houston, Texas, St. Louis, Missouri, but was proud to announce his formative years were spent in Monroe,...  see more
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  • Debbie Blum
    I meet Carl March 2017 at CCCC. Carl was a ray of sunshine, the hugest smile, kindest words of wisdom. If I had a tough week, or even a rough Sunday morning. I knew I would see Carl's smiling face and the hugest "Goodmorning " at church.
  • Debbie Blum
  • Philly Stewart
  • Lynn Aseltine
  • Lynn Aseltine
    So many warm memories of delicious and fun dinners with Carl and Mary.
  • Dennis Grigassy
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  • Ken Young
    Carl was always a fun guy with a great sense of humor— but also serious and intelligent when it came to things that really mattered! A man of faith and conviction— and a true patriot also! Carl persevered through some painful and difficult times!...  more
  • John Dixon
    Many happy memories, birthday parties at Chucky Cheese and Steak and Ale, and trip to Nova Scotia, and so much more. Truly a good friend and along with Mary a great couple. He will be sorely missed. Mary you are in my thoughts and prayers, take care.
  • John Dixon
  • Joe Murdock
  • Shari Ferguson
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  • Julie Ranna
    Mary, please know we are lifting you up in this tough time. Love you!
  • Tom Ranna