Curtis Larry Matthews, 78, of Spring Lake, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday August 27, 2020.\n\nHe was born on June 7, 1942 to the late Melvin and Gertie Raynor Matthews, and was the baby boy of 7 children.\n\nLarry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Amy McLamb Matthews; sons, Philip Matthews (Kim), Stephen Matthews (Teri); daughters, Tricia Carr (Steve), Lynette Lawrence (Barry); grandchildren, Christopher Yates (Samantha), Rachel Hinojoza (Jesse), Nikki South (James), Maegan DeFlorin (John), Micah Lawrence (Stephanie), Hannah Childress (Brad), Lydia Lawrence; he was also a proud papa to 12 great grandchildren; his siblings, whom he loved deeply, Bobby, George and Lena; his extended family Donnie and Cindy Sulcer, Sarah Mclamb, and Jean Morrow. Each one will miss him dearly. Larry was thankful for special friends and family who went out of their way daily to meet his needs and make him happy.\n\nLarry had a love for life and others. He loved his church family and quartet singing. Nothing made him smile more than to hear the four part harmony with the high tenor and deep bass. He had a brilliant mind with a great talent for memorization. He would put all of his heart in the Christmas or Easter cantatas, narration, as well as, sharpening his mind with just learning God's word. He had a love for sports and the outdoors. He not only loved to hunt and fish, he also loved to fry up fish and deer meat to share with his friends.\n\nThose who knew Larry knew he was a hard worker. In 1977, Larry and his wife Amy opened the doors of Skyland Florist. Larry loved making others smile by delivering flowers for all occasions. Larry had many jobs in his life, from farming, to working at Sycamore Dairy, to even working as a security guard at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. For over 20 years Larry, and his brother, Bobby, were owners of Bobby's Soda Shop in the Haymount section of Fayetteville. He will forever be known for his famous banana pudding. He was a kind and generous spirit and enjoyed brightening someone else's day with a container of his banana pudding. Larry was a proud American citizen and always flew the American flag with pride.\n\nFuneral services to celebrate Larry's life will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Spring Lake. Visitation will be held for friends and family prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Spring Lake. Social distancing and face covering guidelines should be followed. Services entrusted to Adcock Funeral Home and Crematory of Spring Lake. Online condolences may be made to www.adcockfuneralandcrematory.com.