In Memory

Bob Matthews

Bob Matthews

Robert James Matthews Jr.

Robert James Matthews Jr., 42, of Sioux City died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in Sioux City following a lengthy illness.

Robert was born Nov. 27, 1960, in Sioux City, the son of Robert Sr. and Shirley I. Matthews. He attended North High School and Briar Cliff College, graduating from both. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 21, 1986, and was discharged Aug. 23, 1988.

Survivors include his father, Robert Matthews Sr. of Johnston, Iowa, and his sister, Julie Luscomb of Claremore, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley I. Matthews.

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01/12/09 08:24 PM #1    

Kent Johnson

Bob went to First United Methodist church with a bunch of us from North and West. Bob played church basketball with Brad Patton , Bruce Zook, Colin Cooper, Troy Haggeman, Dave Van Vleet, etc. and me in Junior High. We used to goof around at church youth meetings. Brad and I would go to Bob's house and dunk on his 8' hoop. Bob was also a pretty good pitcher in little league.

Bob was a good guy and I'm sorry that he passed away too young.

01/28/09 05:29 AM #2    

Ken Davis

I was one of those running around at church and I remember his 8' hoop...that was a blast. But as I recall I still wasn't tall enough to dunk it or maybe that extra weight contributed to my vertical challenges. I still had fun.

I was floored when I heard about Bob. To this day I think about him, the fun we had and his unique walking stride...the boy had confidence. Every once in a while I will try to imitate his walk and it puts a smile on my face.

I miss him...

06/15/09 11:05 PM #3    

Mark Meis

Bob and his sister Juli worked at Mcdonalds with my wife Susan and I. We were a close group, Some of the best merories of my life. We miss you Bob.

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