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David Brian Matthews

September 14, 1954 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 67)


David Brian Matthews, 67, resident of Guilford, VA, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 at his home. Born September 14, 1954 in Nassawadox, VA and raised in Bloxom, VA, he was the son of the late Charles Joseph Matthews and Evelyn Taylor Matthews.

David’s passionate work ethic began at a young age and continued throughout his life. As a master mechanic, he excelled in his trade, having started his career with Stevenson’s Equipment. He later accepted a position with Tyson Foods, retiring as maintenance supervisor after more than 36 years. A collector of all things, David never had just one of any item. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and especially looked forward to time spent with family.

He is survived by his daughter, Christina Lynn Townsend and her husband, Yardley, of Palm Bay, FL; sister, Betty Jo Colonna and her husband, Norris, of Federalsburg, VA; sister-in-law, Betty Lou Porter of Horntown; grandchildren, Amber Tankard, Dillion Matthews, Chelsey Townsend, and Donteá Townsend; nephews, Keith Colonna and his wife, Deena, Charles Matthews and his wife, Susan, and Kelly Roache. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his brother, Charles Wayne Matthews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., with his nephew, Charles Matthews, officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Contributions in David’s memory may be made to the Eastern Shore S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418 (

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Funeral Service


November 8, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williams-Parksley Funeral Home
25046 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23417

Funeral Service
November 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Williams-Parksley Funeral Home
25046 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23417

A Celebration of Life will be planned in the future

Liberty Cemetery
Jones Avenue
Parksley, VA 23421


Eastern Shore S.P.C.A.
P.O. Box 164, Onley VA 23418

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