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In Memory of

Joseph Gregory Matthews

August 8, 1920 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Joseph Gregory Matthews, 96, passed away on May 16, 2017 at Community Hospice Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born August 8, 1920 in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Joe attended the University of Alabama and was an executive with Southern Railway, President of Trailways Bus Co. and Vice President of Amtrak Corporation. He was a Political Advisor to Presidents, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. Joe was a Lt. in the US Army. He loved racing thoroughbred horses and playing golf, but more than anything he loved his...

Joseph Gregory Matthews, 96, passed away on May 16, 2017 at Community Hospice Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born August 8, 1920 in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Joe attended the University of Alabama and was an executive with Southern Railway, President of Trailways Bus Co. and Vice President of Amtrak Corporation. He was a Political Advisor to Presidents, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. Joe was a Lt. in the US Army. He loved racing thoroughbred horses and playing golf, but more than anything he loved his wife of 59 years, Jo Ann, his five children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207. www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Animal Care and Protective Services of Jacksonville, Florida.