Harold W. 'Bill' Matthews, age 83, beloved husband of Joanne, passed away March 6 at his home in Eaton.
He was born and grew up in Canton and was a graduate of Canton College.Bill worked as a supervisor for Dairylea and HP Hood at its Vernon Plant. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening and the ponies.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne Matthews; his three children, Marie (Dan) McDermott, Melissa (Steve) Lawless and Tom (Julie) Matthews; six grandchildren, Rourke Devlin, Shayne Devlin, Tessa Matthews, Megan Matthews, Josh Lawless and Cristian Lawless. Also surviving are his siblings, Duane Matthews, Roland Matthews, Alice Blackmer and Ellen Janack. Bill was predeceased by his brothers, Merton Matthews, Howard Matthews and sister, Betty Gilson.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 4 at Brick Chapel Cemetery.