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Melvin A Matthews II

Melvin Augustus Matthews II, 68, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away February 25, 2022, at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas.


Melvin was born March 30, 1953, to Millard and Jo’Ann Matthews in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. In his free time, he enjoyed working on cars and fishing. He loved music, and was talented at singing and playing the guitar.


He is survived by his parents; three sons, Melvin Matthews III and spouse Shian of Siloam Springs, AR, Miles Matthews and spouse Alex of Siloam Springs, AR, and Mark Matthews and spouse Miranda of Watts, OK; one daughter, Amanda Lanham and spouse Walter of Fayetteville, AR; four sisters, Glatha Tate and spouse Wilford of Chickasha, OK, Mashell Snow and spouse Travis of Siloam Springs, AR, Thalia Martin and spouse Tom of Horizon City, TX, and Ruth Youngmen and spouse Darrell of Lawton, OK; eight grandchildren, Dillon Matthews, Garrett Matthews, Destiny Matthews, Deserae Matthews, Pamela Harvey, Kevin Matthews, Tyler Lanham, and Rebekah Hutchison; three great-grandchildren, Isis Harvey, Isaiah Harvey, and Gabrielle Harvey; and one uncle, Marvin Matthews of Siloam Springs, AR.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Tammy.


Arrangements for Cremation were entrusted to Backstrom~Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.



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Melvin was the best brother!! He was always good and kind to all of his sisters. Good times, fun and laughter could always be found when he was around. I'll always remember his jokes, inventions , funny stories, and great recipes that he often had to share with us. I will miss his phone calls, his laughter, and running around together to our favorite restaurants. I will think of him often with joy and love until we meet again! Sister Ruth

Ruth Youngman Mar 6 2022 7:19 PM

All the years that God gave us were special and will always be treasured. We will all meet together by and by.

His loving Mother

JoAnn Matthews (Mom) Mar 6 2022 7:04 PM

Melvin was a member and baptized in the Baptist Church of El Paso. He was a Master Mason, DeMolay, and Eastern Star. He was a good musician and played both by sheet music and by ear. He played clarinet in school. He loved to tell funny jokes and sang and played the \"Cowboy Auctioneer\". He owned a Hummingbird guitar and sometimes played at the Sugar Hill Church. He wrote and copyrighted several family and spiritual songs.

Millard Matthews (Dad) Mar 6 2022 6:56 PM