James Walton Matthews

James Walton “Jim” Matthews, 51, of Winamac, IN passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.  He was born on April 2, 1970 in Terre Haute, IN to John D. “JD” and Reathey M. [Flippo] Matthews.  On March 7, 2012, Jim married Connie [Grigsby] Clemans.  He was a longtime member of the Medaryville American Legion.  Jim worked many years for Phil White, mowing and doing construction.   He enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting, especially with Isaac.  Jim loved to spend time with his family and will be dearly missed.


He is survived by:

Connie [Grigsby] Clemans, Winamac, IN Wife

Kimberly Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Tyson Matthews, Medaryville, IN Step-Son

Natasha Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Katie Matthews, Wheatfield, IN Step-Daughter

Shiann Clemans, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Samantha Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Elijah Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Son

13 Grandchildren: Isaac, Brycen, Bryleigh, Khloe, Lilian, Tylor, Natalie, JoJo, Rowan, Gracie, Hunter, Adalynn, and Aiden

John D. “JD” and Reathey M. [Flippo] Matthews, Knox, IN Parents

John D. Matthews, Jr., Winamac, IN Brother

Charles E. Matthews, Winamac, IN Brother

Many Nieces and Nephews

Delmer and Shirley Grigsby, Medaryville, IN  Father and Mother-in-law


Preceded in death by:

Bentley Wayne Button, Infant Grandson

Leyton Leroy Matthews, Grandson

Isabella Sue Ann Day, Infant Granddaughter

Terry Lee Matthews, Brother




 Visitation will be from 2-3 PM EDT Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


Services will be held at 3 PM EDT Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN Rev. Jeff Seger officiating.


Private Burial will take place at The Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery in Ora, IN. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.


Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.