He was born October 14, 1947 in Elkhart to Everett and Roberta (Starner) Mathews.
Survivors include two sons, Daryl Mathews and Douglas (Ruby) Mathews, both of Constantine; five grandchildren, Taylor Lace, Carissa Mathews, Josh Mathews, Debra Wilson and Malea Mathews; two great-grandchildren, Khloe and Riley; and a brother, Frank (Carol) Mathews, Goshen.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett, Jr. and Ronald C. Mathews.
Mr. Mathews was a 1965 Jefferson High School graduate. He was a member of Bristol Church of the Nazarene where he served on the board as a trustee.
Don was a faithful and vocal Constantine High School Falcons fan. He enjoyed fishing and was a meticulous groundskeeper.
Friends may call Monday, December 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen, where an 11:30 a.m. funeral service will be conducted, Tuesday, December 28. Pastor Finney will officiate.
Burial will follow at Leesburg Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.