Dr. David Crockett Matthews, Jr.

Class of 1963

1963 Maroon SpotlightDavid Matthews
David Matthews

Football ’60-’63, Tri-Captain ’62-’63, Wrestling ’60-’63, Junior Play ’61-62, Annual King ’63.

Dr. David Crockett Matthews, Jr.

February 25, 1945 – September 27, 1982

David C. Matthews Jr., 37, a native of Perry, has been killed in the crash of a private plane which he was piloting.

Matthews was radiologist at a hospital at Mamouth Lakes, Calif., where he lived. Local friends understand funeral services were held in California. A memorial service is planned in Perry next week.

Matthews was the son of David C. Matthews of Edmond, long-time attorney in Perry. He had two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Frances) Little of Norman and Mrs. Alan (Jeanie) Vance of Edmond.

Matthews was born Feb. 25, 1945, in Anadarko. He was a 1963 graduate of Perry high school. He played football for the Maroons 1959-63; wrestled 1958-63 and was a member of the Lettermen’s club. He was a Maroon tri-captain 1962-63.

He received his BS degree from Oklahoma State university and his DDS from Baylor university School of Dentistry before entering the Health Sciences College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma.

During his senior year he served in cardiology at Oklahoma City’s Presbyterian hospital. He received his MD in 1975 and served three years rotating internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Matthews.