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Charles (Buddy) Matthews

April 4, 1948 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 70)

Charles “Buddy” Matthews, age 70 of Lancaster, died Feb. 28, 2019 at his residence.  He was born to the late Edward Matthews and Wilma Bradford April 4, 1948 in Lancaster.  He worked as a security guard for Borden Dairy, Hearts Big Bear Plus, and Zebco Industries.  He was a member of the Church of the Risen Lord.  Buddy was a devout Cleveland Indians fan, always having the tribe’s back.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and will be greatly missed.

                Buddy is survived by his siblings, Linda Senig, Robert (April) Bradford, Sherry (Matthew Moreo) Bradford-Moreo, Patricia (Randy) DePuy, and Mary Bradford; one nephew; six nieces; and two great nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Bretz Matthews;   and brother, Richard Bradford.

                Caring Cremation™ has taken place through the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place Saturday March 23rd, at 10:00AM at the Church of the Risen Lord, 151 W Chestnut St. Lancaster, OH 43130, officiated by Pastor Jerry Eaton.  Interment will follow at Stuckey Cemetery, Sugar Grove, OH.  Online condolences can be made at www.funeralhome.com

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