- September 4, 1970 - July 3, 2011
- Powell, Tennessee
of William's Passing
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“I got reaquainted with Matt playing ball at Florence Crittenden. Through that avenue we started a ministry there that saw 13 girls get saved. You...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Brian Hodges - Knoxville, TN
“We are very sorry to hear of William's passing. May he always rest in peace & may God provide comfort to his family. The Staff @ The Insurance Group,...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: The Insurance Group, LLC
“My family and I are so sorry to hear about Matt. I've only seen him a hand full of times since high school, but I always remember Matt having a...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Chuck Story - Grand Blanc, MI
“We were so saddened to hear about your loss tonight. I am sorry we didn't know in time to come in person to express our condolences. Lee and Jeff...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Lee and Jeff Mrazek - Knoxville, TN
“Ellen, Bob and Danielle,
So very sorry for you loss.
We are praying for you and your girls.
Linda and Jim
5 of 39 | Posted by: Linda and Jim Odle - Knoxville, TN
“We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time.
6 of 39 | Posted by: Georgia Popp
“So sorry about your son,God Bless.
7 of 39 | Posted by: Stewart A. Jellett III
“What a shock! I will always cherish my memories with Matt, starting in 9th grade. What a fun, outgoing spirit Matt always had. We laughed together,...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Mary Egerton Nussbaum - Farragut
“WHAT GOD PROMISESI am so sorry to hear about your loss. God promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again, and that soon all sickness and...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: J. Alexander - Crete, IL
“Matt- you will never be forgotten!
10 of 39 | Posted by: Robby Crossland - Friend
“I am shocked & saddened to learn of Matt's death. I remember running around w/him back in HS & at UT. I rmember him fondly & never remember an unkind...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Robby Crossland - Knoxville, TN
“Over 20yrs ago my family"Jones" lived across the street on Stockton from the Matthew family.Matt and Mike were running buddies,probably 9yrs old.They...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Cheryl jones - Friend
“TO THE MATTHEWS FAMILY WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OF MOST HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO YOU FOR YOU LOSS.
WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU ALL.
JEROME AND MARY...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: JEROME AND MARY CHARLES SALOMONE - TN
“Cile and Ed, We have just returned from out of town and were saddened to hear of your loss from Virginia Johnson. Matt was obviously a fine man and I...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Judy and Rusty Simpson - Tifton, GA
Sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers
Fred Danforth Jr.
15 of 39 | Posted by: Fred Danforth Jr. - Knoxville, TN
“So sorry about your loss!
16 of 39 | Posted by: Joe Scott
“I only meet Matt when I coached Hanna in cheerleading last year but he was such a sweet guy. Danielle I am so sorry for your loss. Give Hanna a big...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Cathy Morgan - knoxville, TN
“Cile and Ed: We were so sorry to hear of Matt's death. This is not the order that things are supposed to happen. We can't imagine what you are...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Carroll and Brenda Logan - TN
“Danielle, you are one of the strongest people I know, and I have faith that your incredible strength translates through to your two beautiful girls....Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Robyn McAdoo - Knoxville, TN
“Danielle: Our prayers are with you, the girls and your family as you walk through this time. God's light will be with you. My heart breaks for you...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Karen Williamson - Knoxville, TN
I am beyond shocked to hear of the horrible news. Matty Mathews was such an amazing husband, friend and Daddy and will be missed. Please...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Kimberlee Harris Firkins - Mahwah, NJ
“Dear Danielle and Ed, Since I have known both of you for such a very long time I wanted to tell you the sadness I feel for the family that is left to...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Wanda Sterchi - Knoxville, TN
When I think of Matt I think of how much he loved you all. He was SO amazing with the girls. The most amazing Daddy. It was obvious in the...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Anna-Claire Myers - Atlanta, GA
“Dear Danielle and family,
I am so sorry to hear of this sad loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as are the thoughts and prayers of all your...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Marleen Kay Davis
“Ed & Cile, I know this is tragic and heartbreaking, I wish I had the words to comfort you. Please accept my sincere condolences on...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Richard Easterday - Louisville, TN
“Matt was a great friend, had a wonderful personality, and will be missed a great deal by many. I know he loved his family and will always be with...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Chris Orlando "Disco" - DC
“Dear Ed and Cile and family,We are praying for all of you and our hearts are heavy for you. We are praying for peace and don't know of any other...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Dan and Tamara Ownby - Corryton, TN
Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are to hear about Matt. We are heart-broken for you and your girls. We will always remember...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Beth Clark - Caryville, TN
“My deepest sympathies for your family. So saddened by this news and hugs to those baby girls. My thoughts, prayers and love to you.
29 of 39 | Posted by: Ashley Hankla - Knoxville, TN
“Complete shock of course to hear this tragic news. I remember Matt when from Westminster when my sons and he were growing up at same age. My heart...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: John R Baucom - friend
“Danielle and Mathews Family,
My heart is so saddened by this news. I will keep you and the girls in my thoughts and prayers. You will hold Matt...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Beth Stewart - Knoxville, TN
“Danielle, My heart aches for you and the girls. I will keep your family and Matt's parents in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Tirina Conner - Powell, TN
“Danielle & Mathews family,
Danielle, I am so saddened to hear of this tragedy. My heart aches for you and your girls. I can't even begin to imagine...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Keena Ogle - Knoxville, TN
“Prayers going uo for you and the girls Danielle!!!!
34 of 39 | Posted by: Jenny Wallace - friend
“Matt's smile lit up a room. And I am a better person for having known him. He was truly one of the nicest guys I've ever met. My thoughts &...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Kim Isenberg - Knoxville, TN
I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Matt's sudden passing. My heart goes out to your family and your precious little girls.
I...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Michelle - Knoxville, TN
“In a high school of over 1200 people, Matt was a light that shined above all others. He was truly one of the friendliest, nicest people I have ever...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Andrea Coffey Stewart - Atlanta, GA
“Matt - I have great memories of our times together at UT. You will be missed. My condolences to all the families mourning your loss today.
38 of 39 | Posted by: Brian Willliams - Florence, KY
My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that our prayers at MHHS are with you.
39 of 39 | Posted by: Pam Snyder - Morristown, TN
Mathews, William E. (Matt) Age 40 of Knoxville, TN died Sunday July 3, 2011. Matt was born September 4, 1970 in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Bearden High School and from The University of Tennessee where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was as an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he and Danielle were married 13 years ago, singing in the Youth choir in his childhood, and serving as an elder the past three years. Matt was a devoted son, husband, and father who loved his family, especially his beautiful little girls. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking, fly fishing, camping, and kayaking with his family and friends. Matt is survived by his parents, Cile and Ed Mathews; his caring wife, Danielle Culp Mathews and daughters Hannah Paige and Eva McLain Mathews; paternal aunt and uncle, Mildred and Jack Moore of Macon, GA and maternal aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Al Adams of Augusta, GA along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10:00am at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. Buran Phillips officiating followed by receiving of friends at the church. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to: Friends of Music, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive, 37919; Little River Chapter Trout Unlimited, PO Box 6440, Maryville, TN 37802; Friends of the Smokies, PO Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com