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Leslie Arthur Mathews, Sr. was born January 21, 1930 in Gilroy, CA, to Barney and Ellen Sheila (Tibbits) Armstrong. He passed away January 17, 2021 in Tulsa, OK.
Leslie was a ranch hand on the Hollis Ranch in the 1950’s. He was also a truck driver for Safeway and drove 2,000,000 miles accident free. Leslie was a talented musician, playing bluegrass music and the banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica. He passed that on to his children and grandchildren. Leslie was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He always helped anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Mathews of Claremore; daughters, Vickie Fresh of Sperry, and Dawna Mathews of Sperry; sons, Leslie Mathews, Jr. of Claremore, and Tim Mathews of Owasso; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Joan Close of Seattle, WA; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney Mathews and Ellen Armstrong; and brothers, Daniel Mathews and Norman Mathews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.
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