YADKINVILLE 11-1-1951 - 12-24-2017 Mr. Brent Matthews, 66, of Yadkinville, North Carolina and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina passed away on December 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was born on November 1, 1951 in Forsyth County to the late Troy Alfred Matthews and Edith Melissa Stinson Matthews. Brent was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 33 years, Patricia (Pat) Greene Matthews. Brent graduated from Forbush High School in 1970 and attended North Carolina State University. He graduated from Methodist College in 1974 with a double major in Business Administration and Chemistry. He was a member of the Science Club and enjoyed coordinating and playing intramural and club sports throughout his college career. In 1983 Brent founded Diversified Foam, Inc. in Yadkinville, North Carolina where he served as President and CEO until 2014 and remained owner and chairman until his passing. He took pleasure in spending time on the water, boating and fishing at Lake Norman, NC and Lake Moultrie, SC. He also enjoyed spending time on Amelia Island, FL and Sullivan's Island, SC. Brent loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. He will be remembered for his quick wit, infectious smile, and kind heart. Brent is survived by his daughter Kelly Matthews of Yadkinville, NC; his son Brett Matthews (Terri) and their children Mallory and Owen of East Bend, NC; his son Adam Matthews (Jessica) of Wilmington, NC; his fiancé Lisa Chase of Mount Pleasant, SC; her son Chase Wells (Jennifer) and their son Wyatt of Mount Pleasant, SC; his sister Sandra Matthews Carter (Gerald) of Lexington, SC; his brother David Matthews (Bet) of East Bend, NC. A celebration of Brent's life will be held on Saturday, January 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Yadkin Arts Council, Front Yard Venue, 240 East Main Street, Yadkinville, NC. Memorials may be made to Hands of Hope Medical Clinic, PO Box 62, Yadkinville, NC 27055.
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