Sonny Matthews, 83, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Saturday, February 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born July 13, 1937, in Sumiton, Ala., a son of the late Cecil L. and Unice Mae Matthews.

On February 12, 1982, he married Donna S. Grubb who survives. Also surviving are, his daughter, Hollie McDaniels of Rocky Mount, N.C.; grandson and light of his life, Dustin Gibson of Rocky Mount; grandson, Jon Bolles of Pittsburg, Pa.; three daughters, Jeannie Briones and husband Edward, Ronda Banks and Donna DeeAnn Matthews all of N.C.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Henrietta Hight of Ala. and special niece, Debbie Hawkins of Ala.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Matthews retired from the U.S. Navy, and he retired from Guardian Food Service. He was a Baptist by faith and was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, DAV, Fleet Reserve Association, Elks Lodge 1736, Kesling Mill Lions Club and served on the board for the Elkins Rd PSD.

Sonny was known for his karaoke skills and loved working with the Elks to set-up karaoke nights for fellow Veterans in the surrounding area.

In honoring Mr. Matthews’ wishes, he will be cremated.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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