MATTHEWS, Adam Douglas, age 22, of Empire, OH, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born February 8, 1991, in Steubenville, OH.
Adam was a 2010 graduate of the Edison Local High School. He loved fishing, hunting, four- wheeling and snowboarding and was an excellent swimmer.
He was an employee of the Cimbar Performance Minerals Co. of Wellsville, OH, as a bagger and forklift operator.
Adam was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gerald Matthews, and paternal stepgrandfather, James Spencer.
He is survived by his parents, Douglas James Matthews and Susan Lynn Elder Matthews, of Empire, OH; sister, Ashley Matthews, of Steubenville, OH; brother, Austin Matthews, of Empire, OH; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Janet Elder, of Toronto, OH; paternal grandmother, Patricia (Homer) Matthews, of Empire, OH; aunts and uncles, Cathy (Al) Arabia of Irondale, OH, Robin (Harry) Crouch of Toronto, OH, Melissa (Lonnie) Robinson of Weirton, WV, and Keith (Anna) Matthews of Empire, OH; cousins, David (Jennifer) Matthews, Kevin Matthews, Caitlyn Householder, Shawn Householder, David Arabia, Sarah Crouch, Lindsey Crouch, Natalie Matthews, Riley Matthews and Jade Matthews and many, many friends.
Friends and family will gather for visitation 3-5 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, OH.
A celebration service of Adam's life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 12 at the funeral home with Pastor Susan Clegg officiating. Burial will follow at the Sugar Grove Union Cemetery
To view the obituary, sign the guest register or send condolences to the family go to www.clarkefuneralhome.com.