Darren Gene Matthews
Aug 31, 1968 - Jan 25, 2017
Darren Gene Matthews, 48, of Muskogee, OK was born August 31, 1968 to Roosevelt and Nora (Miller) Matthews in Muskogee, OK, and peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Tulsa, OK with his family by his side.
Darren grew up in Muskogee attending Tony Goetz Elementary, Alice Robertson Junior High and graduated with the Muskogee High School Class of 1987. Darren's passion was in cosmetology and graduated from Virgil's Beauty College in 1997. He opened Studio III and more recently DG Matthews Design Studio. Darren's love for his family and friends was evident by the way he lived his life. Creating memories and laughter was his gift. His crazy life adventures of camping, being at the lake, traveling, renovating houses, spending time with his friends and his pets made for the best storytelling. To know Darren was to love him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mom, Nora Wright of Muskogee, OK; his aunts, Shirley Miller and Pat Foster of Muskogee, OK; uncle and aunt, Mike and Amy Miller of Fort Gibson, OK; and sister in law Anna Matthews of Fort Gibson, OK; nieces, nephews, cousins; his dogs Sadie, Elle, Lexie, Bentley, and many friends.
Darren is preceded in death by his dad, Roosevelt Matthews; brother, Dave Matthews; grandmother, Norean McBride and grandfather, John H. Miller.
A celebration of Darren's life will be held 6PM Friday, February 3, 2017 in the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
The family of Darren Gene Matthews has entrusted his cremation and services to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service 1224 E Poplar Fort Gibson, 918-478-2555.
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