Richard F. Mathews, 84, of Midlothian, passed away August 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Agnes Woodfin Mathews; one daughter, Susan Mathews Sinkiewicz; two sons, Michael P. Mathews ( Connie), Mark F. Mathews; Six Grandchildren, Susan Hayes, Chase Mathews, John Mathews, Kristin Sinkiewicz, Berkeley Mathews and Thomas Sinkiewicz; brother in law, Earl Woodfin of Mechanicsville; sister in law, Georgianne Matthews of Powhatan; family aunt, Mildred Heizer of Alexandria and many nieces and nephews. He was a retired brick mason and masonry contractor, 20 year member of the Richmond James River Lions Club and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a devoted father and loving husband; forever and always. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6277 Cartersville Rd., New Canton, Va. 23123.