Darrell Lynn Matheson
February 24, 1960  -  July 3, 2017

Darrell Lynn Matheson

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I served in the Army.

Darrell L. Matheson, 57, of Texas City passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Mainland Medical Center. Funeral services will be held in Powell, Tennessee.

Darrell was born on February 24, 1960 in Oak Ridge, TN. He grew up in Tennessee and Kentucky and has been a resident of Texas since his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1981.

He retired 3 years ago, from the Texas City Police Department after 31 years of service. Since then he became quite a genealogist and though he would have liked full names, birth dates, and residences of all his relatives listed for future genealogists, we apologize.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Etta Ruth Roysden Matheson (the oldest of 15) and his father, John Franklin Matheson (the youngest of 16), both of Elizabethtown, KY; his sister, Rhonda Chelinsky; brother, Randy Matheson; his grandparents and many others.

He is survived by his wife, Liz; her father, Bill Kelley; son, Kenneth of Texas City; his brother, Wayne Matheson of Florida, and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. We must mention his dogs, Tom Brady and Coach "Bella", named by his wife. Darrell was a Texan's fan who loved his wife. We hope that he is now surrounded by his family with his favorite dog Lucy at his side.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Advocacy Center for the Children of Galveston County at galvestoncac.org


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  1. Billy Jack Pegues
    Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

    Until we meet again, God be with you and your family. Your Watch is over so we will take it from here. Thanks !!

  2. Clay and Marilyn Perry
    Texas Citu, TX

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything let us know. We are living back in Texas City.

  3. Clay Perry
    Texas City, TX

    You will be missed my friend!!!

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