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Carroll (Turkey) Matthews, 83, formerly of Adair County, KY (1933-2016)

Carroll grew up in Columbia, KY, where he played basketball for Columbia High School. He went to serve two years in the U.S. Army and two in the U.S. Air Force.
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Carroll D. "Turkey" Matthews, 83, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, formerly of Adair County, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his residence with his family present.

The family will receive friends 9am-11amCT, Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with a Memorial Service immediately following.

Carroll (Turkey) Matthews, 83, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1933-2016)

He was born in White Plaines, Hopkins County, KY, on August 26, 1933. He was the son of the late Reverend Richard Vernon & Anna Belle (Clark) Matthews. He died Thursday, December 15, 2016, in Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI, at the age of 83 years, three months, and 19 days.

Carroll grew up in Columbia, Kentucky, where he played basketball for Columbia High School. He went to serve two years in the U.S. Army and two in the U.S. Air Force.

He married Fusako Hoshino in Japan; she preceded him in death on December 19, 2002. In addition to parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Clara Conover, Jesse Matthews and Richard Matthews.

Surviving are

  • His daughter: Shirley Cook of Kenosha, WI

  • A granddaughter: Tina Marie (Jeff) Peadro of Kenosha, WI

  • Two great-grandsons: Wyatt and Carter both of Kenosha, WI

  • And five siblings: Tula Peterson, Mildred White, Thomas Matthews all of Kentucky; and Christine Greenman and Virginia Ward both of Indiana.

  • And several nieces and nephews and other relatives
Send condolences to the family of Carroll "Turkey" Matthews.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Carroll (Turkey) Matthews, 83, Columbia, Adair County, KY (1933-2016)

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