Neal Matthews, famed member of The Jordanaires Quartet, suffered a massive heart attack and passed away last night, April 21st., between 9-9:30 p.m., at his Nashville home.
A member of the legendary quartet since 1953, Neal's contribution to the music world is immeasurable.
Best known for his legendary vocal arrangements, he's also given credit for creating the "Nashville Numbering System", a musical shorthand that played a very important role in the growth and development of the "Nashville Sound." He will be greatly missed. Neal was 70.
Viewing Services will be held at the Brentwood Funeral Home, 9010 Church St. East, Brentwood Tn. 37027, on Sunday (4/23) from 3-7pm, and in the afternoon on Monday (4/24).
Memorial services will be held at 11am, on Tuesday (4/25), at the Immanuel Baptist Church, 222 Belle Meade Blvd., Nashville Tn. 37205
Source: Various / Updated: Apr 23, 2000