John “Red” Matthews

October 19, 1954 - June 21, 2023

John “Red” Matthews, 68, of Vidor, died Wednesday, June 21, 2023. He was born on October 19, 1954, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Pansy Horn and Drew Matthews. He was raised and loved by Blanche Chauvin

John was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved fishing, hunting, and always wanted to be around his family. John enjoyed collecting old things and volunteered to drive disabled veterans to and from Houston. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Vidor. John will be remembered as a great husband and devoted dad.

Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Roni Matthews, of Vidor; children, Wendy R. Hebert; Travis W. Matthews and his wife, Jody; and Janice M. Maxey and her husband, Derek, all of Vidor; grandchildren, Jimmy Hebert, Fancy Ousley and her husband, Tyler; Genavieve Matthews; Clara Matthews; Kaylee Matthews; Travis Matthews; Drew Matthews; Seth Maxey; Owen Maxey; Kacelyn Maxey; Kollins Maxey; great-grandchildren, Jaxyn Ousley, Johnathan Hebert, and Jakob Hebert; step-mother, Helen Matthews; brothers, Donald D. Matthews and Glenn Matthews; and sisters, Debra “Sissy” Claiborne; Roxanne Farnell and her husband, Ronnie; and Rebecca Matthews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Drew Matthews; mother, Pansy Matthews; brother, Roger Matthews; sister, Rhonda “Sissy” Matthews Roll; brother, Charles Matthews; mother, Blanche Chauvin; and grandchild, Isabella.

A gathering of Mr. Matthew’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1600 N. Main Street, Vidor, with his interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, Vidor.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • June 27, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • June 27, 2023
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
  • 1600, N Main St, Vidor, TX, 77662,
  • June 28, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Restlawn Memorial Park
  • 2725, N Main St, Vidor, TX, 77662,

Comments (7)

    Lindy and Mike Goodwin says:

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    Almeda Lanuza says:

    Roni and family,
    We are so saddened by the news of John’s demise. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers for you and the whole family. You and John have been a part of our family all those years. May John’s soul rest in Peace???????????????????????? God be with you always❤️

    Rhonda says:

    Roni and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We’re so sorry to hear about John’s death. Jim, Rhonda Dismukes and family

    Ruby Bell says:

    Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Patty+Revia says:

    Ike and I are so sorry to hear of his passing. Praying for the family

    Michael and Peggy Collins says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

    Joey Howard says:

    Uncle John Your great sense of humor will be missed.

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