Published: 3:01 pm, Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018Updated: 3:00 pm
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Rodney Haskell Matthews of Artesia.
Matthews, 73, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at his home.
Leroy Howard will officiate the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Rodney was born June 5, 1944, in Artesia, the son of Henry Haskell and Vesta Lee (Bonham) Matthews.
He was a correctional officer for the Department of Corrections and a member of Lakewood Community Church. He loved to shop, was an avid gun and knife collector and a survivalist, and enjoyed donating to charities.
Survivors include son Benjamin Haskell Matthews of Moore, Okla.; daughters Stephanie Hair of Stratford, Okla., and Melisa Stanley of Abbeville, La.; brother Ronald Matthews of Artesia; sister Billie Jean Henderson of Paint Rock, Texas; very dear longtime friend Lucille Atcherson; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters JoAnn Matthews and Glenda Rae Estes; and a great-granddaughter.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.