Grady Matthews

Grady Edward Matthews

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Grady Edward Matthews, age 97, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at the Serenity Villa in Campbellsport. He was born on March 9, 1923 in Toccoa, Georgia to William and Beulah (nee King) Matthews, and raised near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Grady was a Radioman First Class for the U.S. Navy in World War II. He served 6 years in active duty, followed by 2 years in the Naval Reserves. He thoroughly enjoyed talking about navy ships and submarines with anyone who shared his interest.

Grady is a retiree of the Wisconsin Gas Company (now known as WE Energies), where he worked for many years servicing furnaces, eventually working his way up to a foreman position.

Grady is survived by his loving, devoted children Karen Matthews, Barbara (Bruce) Peterson, Thomas (Kimberly) Matthews, and Peggy (Frank) Kanneman; and granddaughter Kiera Matthews.
He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Grady is preceded in death by his dearly-missed wife of 61 years, Tina (nee D’acquisto) Matthews; his parents, his sister Helen Cantrell, his brother James Matthews, and his grandson Anthony Peterson.

A Funeral Service will be at 5:00PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor John C. Bass presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 24th at the funeral home from 4:00PM until 4:45PM. A Private Family Interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending memorial contributions in Grady’s name to Serenity Villa V, 280 N. Baumann St., Campbellsport, WI 53010.

A special thank you to the nurses and caregivers at Serenity and the Preceptor Hospice nurses who took such exceptional care of “The Sheriff” this past year.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 5:00pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor John C. Bass
  • Interment

    Friday, November 27th, 2020 |
    Friday, November 27th, 2020
    Washington County Memorial Park
    Address Not Available
    West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 09:59am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 11:49am
I worked with Grady in physical therapy. He was a joy to get to know and always hard working. My sympathy for your loss. Enjoy sharing your memories.

Debra Shoemaker

Posted at 11:00am
I remember many sleepovers with uncle Grady and aunt Tina and my cousins we always had a great time and also the Sunday spaghetti dinners what memories we have!

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Posted at 09:57am
May your memories stay In your hearts forever! Love , Aunt Pat Debbie Jeff Kelly Jim Ann and Joseph
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PJ Kanneman

Posted at 08:46am
I just wanted to say Dad R.I.P. and tell mom I say HI. Nothing like being reunited with the one you love. You had a great life and a long marriage with mom. I wish we could all stay together forever but god had other plans.

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