PAULDING -- Lee Alan Leon Matthews, age 53, died 1:30 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born July 17, 1959, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Charles A. and Dorma Jean (Bland) Matthews. On June 29, 1990, he married Peggy Sue Stone, who survives. He was employed by Herbert E. Orr Company and was a member of UAW #211.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Matthews of Paulding; a daughter, Miranda L. Matthews of Napoleon; a sister, Elvene (Justus) Holtsberry of Oakwood and seven brothers, Gordon Matthews of Sturgis, Mich., John (Edna) Matthews of Bryan, Ronald and Jerry Matthews, both of Cecil, Lynn Matthews of Defiance, Dana (Teresa) Matthews of Broughton, and Jody Matthews of Payne.
He is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Charles Matthews Jr. and infant sister, Wilda Matthews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Den Herder Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Wednesday morning.
Donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.