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Monday August 5th, 2019
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Monday August 5th, 2019

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Marvin "Boots" H. Mathews

Marvin “Boots” H. Mathews, Jr., 74, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. He was the son of the late Marvin “Buddy” H. Mathews Sr. and Marie Mathews Jones and his stepfather, Raleigh “Pop” E.  Jones.

Boots was in the National Guard for six years. He was an avid golfer at South of the James Seniors Golf Club. He spent years coaching soccer and swimming and he loved talking sports and about his business, Window Worx, which is a home improvement business.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita Edwards Mathews and his children, Paul Mathews of Gates NC, Lori Baker (Del) of Carrollton, VA; sister, Cindy Jones Justice of Crestview, FL and grandchildren, Emily Marie Mathews, Bobby Mathews, Ava Grace Baker, and Mathew Baker.

A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Frank Jennings, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11 AM. Visitation will be held one hour prior before the service. Interment will be at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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My sweet sweet brother. Ill always remember you for the love and sweet person you were to me. From my early childhood, you were so good to me. No matter the miles or years between us, you were always the same. Ill miss you and love you forever.Cindy

Cindy Jones Justice May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My Daddy ..you helped make me the man I am today. You inspired me. YOU showed me how to press on and try to be positive no matter what, to look at the bright side. You encouraged me to be my own boss as we set out at the same time and did just that, and we did it together and I am forever grateful. Daddy YOU ARE my HERO!!! . I love you daddy, miss you already . You fought cancer so hard,... so proud of you. Your Son, Paul

paul mathews May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Boots i will always remember you, I always looked up to you as a father figure when mine wasnt there, You were the coolest soccer coach ever,in fact i think of you every time my son plays soccer. You were the most patient with me learning how to ride yz80 motorcycles lol ,and the best fishing instructor i ever had at the James River,even riding in that hot ass maverick with no AC .I can only imagine all the lives you've positively impacted over the years ,as you did mine . You will truly be missed my friend.

Scott Ishie May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Cindy and family, It's been a long time Cindy since we have seen each other. But I wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you for the loss of your Brother. I send you my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you.

Vicki Nelms Martin May 13 2021 12:00 AM

There are no words to make this easier. Cancer is so ugly. One can only take comfort in the fact that he suffers no more. We will always remember the fun times we had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love.

Mark and Di Bernard May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Wishing you and your family peace and strength, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Diane Finlayson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Rita and family, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you on Boots's passing. I have such fond memories of you all from our days on St. James Avenue. Later, when Nita and I were older, Rita, you always welcomed us into your home when we made our bike rides over to Linden Avenue. Such wonderful memories! May the good memories you have of Boots sustain you in the difficult days and weeks ahead. With much love, Lee

Lee Fanny May 13 2021 12:00 AM