Gerald A. Matthews, Jr., 59, passed away on Feb. 1, 2018

Gerald A. Matthews, Jr., 59, passed away suddenly on Feb. 1, 2018, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Visitation with family present will be from 2-3 p.m., followed by funeral service at 3 p.m. on Monday, at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home.
Gerald was born on July 24, 1958, in El Dorado, the son of Gerald A. Matthews, Sr. and Ramona (Tucker) Hurlbert.  Gerald was employed by LMI Aerospace in Cottonwood Falls.  He was an avid golfer, enjoying many rounds with his boys.  Gerald enjoyed fishing, chess and spending time with his soul mate Deb.  
He is survived by: his mother Ramona Hurlbert; companion, Debbie Reiter; sons,  Jerry (Heather) Matthews and Greg Matthews; daughter, Kelly Blair; sisters, Sharon Baroco, Leta Nixon and Julie Schrader;  Deb’s children, Chad McCoy, Jenna (Nate) Vice, Matthew (Jessica) McCoy; grandchildren, Sydney Matthews, Laken Matthews, Greg Matthews, Jr., Cutter Matthews, Ethan Matthews and Daxton Blair; Deb’s grandchildren, Laythan, Axton, Sadie, Savannah, Aiden and Elizabeth; and his dog “Missy the Boxer.”
He was preceded in death by his father.  
Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Gerald at www.carlsoncolonial.com.