John A. (Jack) Matthews, Major USAF (Ret.), age 78, passed away July 15, 2013. He was retired with 20 yrs. Service in the United States Air Force, where he piloted KC-135 aircraft from 1959 to 1966. He then graduated, with an MBA, from Michigan State University. He flew F-4D fighters in Vietnam combat. He was a founding member of Big Brothers/Sisters and on the original board of directors. Matthews was Birmingham's first Big Brother. He was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Agnes. Jack was a member of Our Lady of The Valley Catholic Church. He was a 7th degree Knight of Columbus. Visitation will be at Our Lady of The Valley from 10AM. Until 11AM, with Funeral Services at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to The National
or the building fund of Our Lady of The Valley.