LeRoy Matthews

LeRoy MatthewsJune 4, 1938 — June 29, 2016

LeRoy George Matthews, 78, passed away peacefully at his home on June 29, with his eternal companion by his side.

LeRoy was born to George and Adelia Matthews in Virgin, Utah, June 4, 1938. He enjoyed growing up in the beauty of southern Utah, where he graduated from Hurricane High School. He accepted a call to serve his Heavenly Father by faithfully serving in the British Mission.

Upon returning from his mission, LeRoy pursued his education by attending Westminster, Dixie State and the College of Southern Utah where he would meet his sweetheart, DeAnna Nielson Matthews.

Roy and DeAnna were married for time and eternity in the Manti Utah Temple on Sept. 11, 1965, and started their beautiful, loving family of four boys: Shawn, Troy, Todd and Laine.

Roy owned and operated a successful landscaping company for the majority of his professional career, where he enjoyed creating many beautiful and stunning waterfalls and enriching the lives of his clients. He passed along many skills and talents to his sons and grandchildren.

The real joy and pride of his life was enjoying time with his family, friends and loved ones. Roy enjoyed making family memories by going on picnics, taking in a movie, playing sports and just spending quality time with the family.

He is survived by his loving wife, DeAnna Matthews (Hurricane, Utah); children: Shawn (Justy) (South Jordan, Utah), Troy (Rashael) (Riverton, Utah), Todd (Tonia) (Washington, Utah) and Laine (Liesl) (Washington, Utah); grandchildren: Kyler, Paynton, Makaylee, Jentsyn, Bridger, Kason, Kinley, Carter, McCoy, Kylie, Brooklyn, Kaden and Logan; and sister Lana Herrera (Murray, Utah). He is proceeded in death by his parents, George and Adelia Matthews, and his sister Mary Lou Maxwell.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be Saturday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at the LDS church building located at 452 N. 2600 West, Hurricane, Utah.
  • There will be a viewing prior to services from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church.
  • Interment will take place immediately following the funeral services at the Virgin, Utah Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.  

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