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Robert Wayne Matthews

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Robert Wayne Matthews, owner of Redneck Kountry Auto Upholstery, was born on Dec. 1, 1947, in Conroe, Texas, the son of Hester and Ann Matthews.

He was the head redneck around here, whether it was upholstery or ANYTHING! He was a hard worker who loved his family and having fun.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army from September of 1967 through 1969.

Robert is survived by his wife, Karla Cannon-Matthews; he was also survived by his children, Sandra Jackson and her husband Eric, Shelly Dill and her husband Paul, Robert William Matthews and Niki States and her husband Kevin and second redneck in command, Jeffery Rosamond; sister, Beverly Awesome Stacy; brother, James and wife Delores; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, plus many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hester and Ann Matthews, brother, Bill Matthews, beloved granddaughter, Leah Adams, beloved stepdaughter, Kathy Arnaud. Robert will be severely missed 'round here.

A graveside service is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Kellerby Cemetery in Prague.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague. An online guestbook is available at