Raymond Eugene MatthewsHENDERSON, Ky. — Raymond Eugene Matthews, 79, of Henderson, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Henderson Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born on July 25, 1937, in Caneyville, Kentucky, to the late Effie and Alvie Matthews.

Raymond was formerly a self-employed drywall contractor. He enjoyed fishing and loved entertaining and to make the younger kids in the family laugh.

Survivors include his brothers, Randell Allen Matthews and wife, Donnia, of Robards, Kentucky, and Charles Lewis Matthews and wife, Linda, of Henderson; sister, Viola Ann Casey, of McHenry, Kentucky; seven nephews; three nieces; and a special niece, Debbie Frizzell, of McHenry.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, William Ray Matthews, James Mural Matthews and Vernie Garland Matthews.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at McHenry Baptist Church in McHenry with Bro. Brent Howard officiating. Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville, Kentucky, was entrusted with care.

Condolences may be made to the family at: www.harrisfuneralinc.com.