Bobby Eugene Matthews
1928 — 2021
Bobby Eugene Matthews, age 92, of Conover, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at his residence after a brief illness. Born December 9, 1928 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Robert Jones and Metta Hefner Matthews. He was the second child and first son of his parents, who welcomed 5 more children. Bobby spent his entire life in Conover, a town he loved dearly. He was reared knowing the value of hard work. In addition to helping with the family farming, he worked summers at Sipe's Orchard Home, walking miles there and back, earning 7 cents an hour, 12 hours a day picking fruit. He also drove a school bus while he was a student. There was even a stint at Warlong Glove...