Birth Date: August 31, 1938
Death Date: February 18, 2018
Billy Lee Matthews, 79, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Generations at McKinley Court.
Bill was born on August 31, 1938 to the late Robert and Evelyn
Bill married Karen A. Harrison in Decatur, June 19, 1960
He retired after 12 years as UAW International Representative for Region 4 and retired from Caterpillar Inc after 32 years.
He was a former member of Local 751 and served as vice president 1 term and 3 terms as president.
Mr. Matthews served his country in the army for 3 years.
Surviving are his wife, Karen. Children, Jeffrey (Tami) Matthews, Michael (Sandy) Matthews and Melynda “Mindy” (Bill) Provenzano, Brother, Leon (Linda) Matthews; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.; brother, Buzz Matthews; sisters, Kay DeVore and Nancy Caldwell.
Memorials may be made to Cross Pointe Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, Cross Pointe Community Church
Special thanks for Bill’s care goes out to the staff on the 2nd floor of Generations at McKinley Place.
A memorial to service to celebrate Bills life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at noon at Cross Pointe Community Church, 34 S Country Club Road.
The family of Billy Lee Matthews is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories.