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Edwin Matchett

November 22, 2023

Edwin Matchett Obituary

Edwin (Eddie) Matchett, Jr was born on October 2, 1938 in

Washington, DC - to Elizabeth and Edwin S Matchett, Sr. He joined

the Heavenly Army November 22, 2023. He is survived by his wife

Christine Matchett of 53-years, his 2 brothers John Matchett of

Columbus, Ohio and Nelson Matchett of College Park, Maryland, his 

5 children: Elizabeth Brock and spouse Arthur, Stephen Matchett and

spouse Shelia, Edwin E Matchett, Anne Frances Ward and JoAnn

Ellis. Grandfather of 11 - Tawanna and Alex of Pembroke; Jessica

and Richard of the Monroe, NC. With 6 other grandchildren living

away for the area. Great-grands: Harvey Dean and Grabriel, Chance

and Kayden, Elijah and Evelyn, Marcus and Pierce all of the area,

Michael, Theresa and Richard, Brittany, Alicia and two others living

outside the area. And 4 great-great-grands. 

He was a confirmed and acting Christian of Island Grove Baptist

Church. He was a loving and doting father, grandfather and great-

grandfather.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.  He loved to

talk and meet people.  His friendly personality and heart warming

attitude just drew people to him.  He was very protective of his wife

and family.  Always making sure they were safe and secure.  He took

his duty to his government very seriously.  Even after his years of

service, he still held to his secrets about the time he served. 

He was a veteran who served in the Army for 13 years.  He was a

Vietnam War survivor. He was the commander of the Honor Guard. 

He was instrumental in getting this program started here in the

Robeson County area. He loved his church.  Serving by helping to

make sure the church van was always up and ready to go.  Keeping it

safe and clean. Retired from Rey Magnet wire working the swing shift

after 15 years. He was a jack of all trades. Loved his family and

community. He was a people person.  He didn’t meet a stranger and

loved to talk.

He loved to fish. He respected all women and held them in the

highest regard.  He was a true gentleman making sure he opened

doors, they were in a safe environment and always treated them like

the treasures they are. 

He was surrounded by family and loved ones all his life.  Even upon

his leaving this Earth, family was there for him.  He will be missed

greatly.  He leaves behind his loving family and a host of host of friends and acquaintances.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 26, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Island Grove Baptist Church
Hwy 710
Pembroke, NC 28372

Funeral Service
Sunday
November 26, 2023

3:00 PM
Island Grove Baptist Church
Hwy 710
Pembroke, NC 28372

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