David Matthews, Jr.

October 31, 1951 - September 04, 2022


Obituary For David Matthews, Jr.

David Matthews of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on 09/04/22 at the age of 70.

He was an alumnus of North Carolina State University and retired from the US Post Office. David was a musician, who played guitar, and loved the Beatles. He enjoyed playing golf and spent 3 days a week at Wilmar Golf Club perfecting his swing.

David was predeceased by his wife Lynn Matthews and is survived by his daughter Abigail Lynn Prescott, son-in-law Timothy Neil Prescott, their children and David's granddaughters' Alexandra Lynn Prescott and Cameron Jean Prescott. He is also survived by his son Gregory Curtis Wagner, his brother William Franklin Matthews and sister-in-law Melinda Workman Matthews; John Thomas Matthew and sister-in-law Diane Walker Matthews, their children and David's niece Amanda Nicole Matthews and nephew Casey Thomas Matthews. David is also survived by his special friend Deborah Fraley and the Fraley and Hollowell families.

The Funeral Service will take place at Renaissance Funeral Home and Crematory at 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh NC 27615 on September 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm.

In lieu flowers, donations can be made to the SylviaLynn scholarship fund in memory of David Matthews.


16 Sep

Memorial Service

06:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
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  • September 16, 2022

    Chuck sends his condolences to David's family. They grew up together and will cherish all of the memories of you and spending time with your entire family. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." II Corinthians 12:9

  • September 16, 2022

    Great neighbor. We will miss David. John and Georgetta Wooten

  • September 11, 2022

    David and I were childhood friends, and we loved to play basketball. We used to sneak into the high school gym at night, turn on a couple of lights, and play all night, napping on some wrestling mats and then getting up to play more. He also had a goal on a pine tree at his house that we used to play on. We had one memorable trip to Atlantic Beach. We stayed at a tiny motel attached to the pier and cruised around looking for girls. One afternoon, we found BJ Thomas playing to an empty pavilion. (David recognized him, so we sat down and listened.) BJ played for a while, and then took a break, sat down at our table, and bought us our first beer, a Schlitz tall boy. David talked guitars with BJ while I eyeballed the girls in the Pavilion. I was really looking forward to riding in a golf cart with him. So, so sorry for his family and friends. Calvin Allen

  • September 09, 2022

    I have some great memories of David of when we were suite mates at ECU. He was such a kind, caring person who was extremely intelligent and had amazing musical talent. I especially remember how impressive he was in being able to ace exams without hardly opening the text books as well as his ability to listen to a song a couple of times and then be able to play it perfectly on the guitar. Rest In Peace old friend. Walt ( Bubba) Fowler

  • September 09, 2022

    Sending sincere condolences to David's family and friends. He and I worked together on New Bern Ave as the first Tour 2 crew on the PO's inaugural Flat Sorter Machine. David had a warm personality matched with his warm smile. Rest on David in Jesus' everlasting arms. A friend and colleague, Sadie C Davenport 🙏🏾😪

  • September 09, 2022

    So, many condolences to the family of a swell guy. I knew David at the USPS and we exchanged lots of pleasantries. Never saw the guy raise his voice or disturbed in anyway. Just always seemed relaxed; I guess that's the way of a golfer. I knew he was an NC State guy, because he would sometimes wear their gear on casual Fridays at work. I know that anybody who was associated with him will miss a kind person, like David. Just keep his memory alive and reflect on the good times, often. Hezekiah

  • September 08, 2022

  • September 08, 2022

    Sending my sincere condolences to the Matthews family during your time of bereavement. David and I were co-workers at the USPS. He was a quiet hard working gentleman .

  • September 08, 2022

  • September 08, 2022

    RIHP David

  • September 08, 2022

    In all the years I worked with David at the Post Office, he never had an unkind word. It was alway, "How can I help you today?" I pray peace for his family and strength for the coming days.

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