Doug Matthews, 84, passed away peacefully at Conway Medical Center in Conway, South
Carolina on October 7, 2021. He was born on October 2, 1937, in Fremont, North Carolina, son
of the late Junius Guy Matthews and Millie Victoria Pace Matthews.
He grew up in Wilson, North Carolina, and graduated from Charles L. Coon High School where
he served as President of the Booster Club, Yearbook Business Staff, Key Club International,
and Student Council.
Upon graduation, he attended North Carolina State University where he was a member of the
NC State wrestling team, Monogram Club officer, and a NCAA wrestling champion. During this
time, he also served as the wrestling coach for the North Carolina School for the Blind. He
served in the United States Army as a sharpshooter.
Upon graduation he embarked on a textile industry career for many years. He was the Human
Resource Manager for Collins & Aikman and then National Spinning. He served as the Vice
President of Human Resources for Wellman Industries. Loving real estate, he later had his own
real estate company in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He was a member of Belin Methodist
Church, a Mason and loved playing golf.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Grace Matthews McIntosh, brother-inlaw
Bill Massengill, and his former wife Frances H. Sullivan. He is survived by his sisters:
Bonnie (Robert) Lyerly and Peggy Massengill; daughter: Sarah (Bill) Korab; son: Michael
(Dianne) Matthews; grandchildren: Daniel (Shayna) Fenters, Gabriel Matthews, Simeon
Matthews, Luke Matthews, Lauren (Tristan) Durbin; great grandchildren: Gayden Arabie,
Grayson Durbin, and Mason Durbin; and many nieces and nephews.
Doug Matthews expressed his gratitude to caregivers Linda Dickerson and Denis Yuen.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Belin United Methodist Church,
Crescent Hospice or Crossnore Communities for Children.
Burroughs Funeral Home (843-651-1440) is assisting the family.
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