James E. Matthews

June 20, 1953 ~ July 28, 2019 (age 66)


James Edward Matthews, 66 of Peoria, IL passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born July 20, 1953 in Pekin the son of Francis and Dorothy McMullen Matthews.James married Mary Beth Ingle on October 28, 1995 in Washington, IL and she survives.  Also surviving are his twin brother, John Robert Matthews, one niece Kimberly (Ken) Teague, one great nephew Cole Teague along with his mother in law Kathryn Brashear.

James was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army before being honorably discharged. He earned a degree in Homeland Security of ICDC in California.  James was an entertainer for the holidays. 

Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at New Heights Fellowship Church, 2900 Wisconsin Peoria IL.  Pastor Paul Trilikis will officiate. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit

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Memorial Service
August 17, 2019

10:30 AM
New Heights Fellowship Church
2900 N. Wisconsin Ave
Peoria, IL 61616

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