He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Lynnelle Oubre Matthieu; three daughters, Suzanne Matthieu Webre, and her husband Earl of Chesapeake, VA, Vicky Matthieu LeBlanc, and her husband Norris Rickey of Lafayette, LA, and Carol Ann Matthieu Melancon, and the late Terry James Melancon of Lafayette, LA; two step-sons, John Louis Lolley, Jr., and his wife Susan of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Joseph Oubre Lolley of Tulsa, OK; one brother, Irving Paul Matthieu, and his wife Patsy Laurent Matthieu of Lafayette, LA; seven grandchildren, Lani Webre Lewis, and her husband David Lewis, Sr. of Portsmouth, VA, Lauren Webre of Norfolk, VA, Ashleigh LeBlanc Gautreau, and her husband Dr. Rowdy Gautreau of Lafayette, LA, Logan Matthieu LeBlanc, and his wife Sadie Goulas LeBlanc of Lafayette, LA, Lauren LeBlanc Dore_, and her husband Pastor Beau Dore_ of Lafayette, LA, Justin Paul Breaux, and his wife Vivian Morrow Breaux of Washington D.C., and Kristin Michelle Melancon of Baton Rouge, LA; eight great-grandchildren, David Lewis, Jr., Morgan, Parker, Mollie, and Cooper Gautreau, Maddox, Zoe, and Julian Dore_; and three step-grandchildren, Zoe, Sadie Mae, and James F. Lolley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice Hebert Matthieu and Dudley Matthieu, Sr.; two sisters, Elaine Matthieu Alleman and Joyce Matthieu Landry; two brothers, Larry Matthieu and Dudley Matthieu, Jr.; one son-in-law, Terry J. Melancon; and his brother-in-law, Wesley Landry.
Mr. Matthieu is a Veteran of the United States Army, having served as a Paratrooper in the 187th Airborne. He is a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
_Carrol_ made the Cursillo in Prairie Ronde in the early 1970_s, and later became a member of the Secular Order of the Franciscans. He was also a member of St. Vincent de Paul, and served for many years as a Eucharistic Minister. Before he retired, he was the founder and owner of Lafayette Cash Registers.