DeWayne Mathews, 52, of Harrisburg, IL, died surrounded by his family on May 1, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. in Rosiclare, IL. He was born on August 15, 1964 in Harrisburg, IL to Freda A. Parkinson and Charles E. “Tommy” Mathews. He worked for the Harrisburg Township Park District as Maintenance Foreman.
He is survived by a daughter, Ashley Lynn Mathews of West Frankfort, IL; granddaughters, Mackenna and Audrey; brother, Randall K. Milligan of Eldorado, IL; sisters, Janice (Marvin) Thomas of Cave In Rock, IL, Donna (Corky) Winters of Golconda, IL, Teresa Dutton of Cave in Rock, IL, Sheila (Jim) Shelby of Rosiclare, IL; 16 nephews and nieces; 43 great-nephews and nieces; three great-great-nephews and nieces; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Charles “Tommy” and Freda Mathews; grandparents, Bryant and Stella Parkinson; and the late Robbie Smock.
Hardin County Funeral Services, Cox Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. till funeral time. Burial will be held at Cave Hill Cemetery. Rev. Mike Dutton will officiate the services.