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Richard Dean Matthews

Richard Dean Matthews, 67, of Ocala, Florida, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at his home. He was born October 23, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas to Gordon and Lila Matthews.

Rick grew up in Chatham, and graduated from Cloverleaf High School in 1963. He later moved to Elyria. He was the owner and operator of All Diamonds Limo Service for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann (nee Vash); sons, Jeff and Chris Matthews; daughters, Andrea (John) Wilhelm and Jodie Lynn (Shawn) Chapman; parents, Gordon and Lila Matthews; brothers, Larry, Tom and Bill; sisters Marsha and Cheryl; eight grandchildren; and many nieces; and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held in Florida at a later date.

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