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George Franklin Mathews

George Franklin Mathews
  • November 12, 1936 - January 20, 2021
  • Goose Creek, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to:
  • Summerville Hospice House
    374 Myers Road
    Summerville, SC 29486

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“Dear Glenda, We are sorry to hear about Franklin. We have very fond memories of our friendship with both of you at Gitmo 1961-62. We're very sorry...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim and Roberta Tumbleson - MA

Vietnam Service Medal with 1 bronze star and Fleet Marine Force Device
2 of 11 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

Fleet Marine Force Corpsman
3 of 11 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy “Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines’ Hymn that tells us, “ the...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: A Grateful Marine - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“Glenda, We are so sorry to hear of George passing away but we know for sure that he in Heaven. We have missed seeing him in the commissary and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Dee Nettles - Summerville, SC

“I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Matthews. He was my Deacon when I first came to Deer Park. His love of Christ was always evident. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Sondra Kucklick - Moncks Corner, SC

“Glen's, I am so sorry to hear that George has passed. He was a very special person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him and look forward...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lenora Sherrill - Salisbury, NC

“Glenda we are so sorry for the passing of George. May God comfort you and your family and grant you peace. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Patty and Danny Coggins

“Glenda, We are sorry to hear of our friend George passing, we always enjoyed spending time with you both. He was a wonderful Christian man that loved...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Evans

“One of the sweetest men in the church. My thoughts and prayers are with Glenda, Monica and Van and all the grandchildren. He will be dearly missed ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Teresa Gooding - Greer, SC

“Ms Glenda my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mr George was a sweet and kind man I will always remember Khloe’s interaction...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Asaro - Friend


Entered into eternal rest, on January 20, 2021, George Franklin Mathews, HMC, USN, retired. George was born November 12, 1936 in Douglas, GA to Charles Alfred Mathews and Annie Mae Hursey Mathews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother: Grady, sisters: Charlene, Ann, and Delouise.

George loved and served his country for 42 years. He was on active duty in the Navy for 22 years, serving in country during the Cuban Crisis and in country in Vietnam with the Fleet Marines. Upon retirement from active duty, he served 20 more years as the supervisor of SPD at the Charleston Naval Hospital. His life was devoted to the cause of CHRIST, serving in various ministries in many churches across the country. His family was his pride and joy.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda of 63 years who was the love of his life; a son, Derek Vance Mathews (Brenda), granddaughter, Gabriella Marie Mathews, and grandson Derek Aiden Mathews, all of North Richland Hills, TX; daughter, Monica DeLeah Mathews Keen (Michael), granddaughters Madison Aleah-Anne Keen and Maryn Ansley Keen all of Summerville; sister in law, Wanda Mathews of Tifton, GA, nieces and nephews.

Grave side services will be at 3 pm, Sunday, January 24, 2021, in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Due to COVID-19, the family respectfully requests that facemasks be worn and social distancing practiced.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Summerville Hospice House, 374 Myers Road, Summerville, SC 29486.