Matthew Hunter Larson
Matthew Hunter Larson, of Wortham, passed away Sept. 6, 2019, in Mexia at the age of 30. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin. Larry Bonner, Chaz Bonner, Stephen Bates, Alex Ezell, Mitch Carder, Keith Reynolds, Lane Reynolds and James Bonner will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. on Monday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Matthew was born Aug. 13, 1989, in Greenville, NC. He graduated from Fairfield High School, Class of 2007, where he participated in the Civil Air Patrol, band, jazz band and karate. He attended college for two years. Matthew worked for Woodson’s Lumber Company and, also, as a correctional officer for the H.H. Coffield TDCJ Beto Unit in Palestine.
Matthew never met a stranger; he was not only very likeable but had a giving heart. He loved his family, they were the most important part of his life, and nothing made him prouder than being an uncle. Matthew was also an avid reader, enjoyed video games and spending time with cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wiley Minchew and Elaine McGill; paternal grandparents, Marshall Ray and Kathleen Thompson.
Matthew is survived by his loving mother, Pamela Beene, and husband Sam, of Wortham; grandfather Robert Raynor Sr. of Jamestown, NY; grandmother Gloria Minchew, of Wortham; sister Victoria Bates and husband Stephen, and their daughter, Rayleigh of Nashville, Tenn.; half-sister Savannah Raynor, of Jamestown, NY; stepsisters Sammie Joe Watson and husband Matt, of Teague, Samantha Beene, of Tehuacana, and Brandy Beene and Paul David Robinson, of Kirvin; stepbrother Kody Beene, of Fairfield; aunts Debra Minchew, of Mexia, and Sherry Bonner and husband Jimmy, of Fairfield; cousins April Lee, Deann Dailey, James Bonner, Larry Bonner and Chaz Bonner; and friends.by numerous other cousins and friends.
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