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Ralph Martin Matthews, Sr.

April 4, 1941 ~ November 18, 2019 (age 78)


Ralph Martin Matthews (Bubba) was born April 4, 1941 in Houston, Texas and passed away November 18, 2019 in Humble, Texas at the age of 78. He proudly served in the US Navy for 20 years, retiring as an E-7 and receiving many commendations including the Navy Achievement Medal in 1978. He had a second successful 20-year career as a Computer Systems Analyst at Brown & Root. He loved his family and friends, music, cooking, and QVC. Loved by many, he was known for his music, generosity and hospitality, and he always "paddled his own canoe". Mr. Matthews was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Martin Matthews and Bessie Adelaide Warner Matthews; sisters, Barbara Nelson and Becky Davis. He is survived by his loving children, Belinda Purvis and James Purvis of Crosby, Texas, Ralph Matthews Jr. and Joel Willnerd of Omaha, Nebraska and Harold Martin Matthews II of Forest Hills, New York; brother, Albert Matthews of Porter, Texas; sisters, Annette Engel of Mill Valley, California, Claudia Matthews of Cleveland, Texas and Marion Waldon and Lynn Waldon of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Purvis and Heather Purvis, Kayla Lee and Brendon Lee; great grandchildren, Chloe Purvis, Landon Lee and Jackson Lee. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice. 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 24, 2019

2:00 PM
Matthews Residence
19900 Crosby Eastgate Rd.
Crosby, TX 77532

Please note
There will be a military ceremony on a future date to be determined later.
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