Douglas Edward Matson, 69, of Dunnellon, FL, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
Douglas was born in Bethlehem, PA to Robert Earl Matson and Evelyn Emily (Butterworth) Matson. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joyce Faye (Taylor) Matson of Dunnellon, 3 daughters; Genna E. Matson of Littleton, CO, Alina M. Vandawalker and husband Todd of Ormond Beach, FL, and Kristen K. Alphin of Littleton, CO, grandchildren Everly and Lyra Vandawalker, and Keasey Lea Alphin. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents (named above), his son John Franklin “Frankie” Alphin and his brother Robert E “Bobby” Matson, Jr.
Douglas started work in 1983 as a service rep for Baumfolder Corp. Throughout the 1990’s he owned and operated The Printing Bindery in Hickory, NC. He enjoyed camping, writing music, and teaching guitar lessons. He built 15 guitars, Lucas Guitars, and also enjoyed building Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Douglas will be fondly remembered and a memorial “pig-pickin’” celebration of life is being planned for April, 2024.