WISTER—Funeral services for Matthew Don Place, 39, of Wister are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau with Bro. Sam Dyer, Rev. Roger Mattox, Rev. Jeff Mattox and Rev. Rodney Mattox officiating.
Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
He was born Oct. 23, 1977 in Fort Smith, Ark. to Norval Duane, Sr. and Risé (Bailey) Place and passed away Aug. 3, 2017 in Wister.
Matt attended Heavener High School and was a drilling superintendent for Calyx Energy. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Matt loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a loving fiancé, father, son, grandson, brother, papa, uncle, cousin and friend. Matt will be dearly missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norval Duane Place, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Norma “Mean” Mattox; maternal grandfather, Tommy Joe Bailey; paternal grandfather, Norval Eugene Place; one niece, Paige Barton-Place; one nephew, Caden Place; and one cousin, Behr Place.
He is survived by his fiancé, Robin Brannon, of the home; his mother, Risé Place, of Howe; four daughters Shelby Place-Whiteis and husband Koby of Wister, Shayla Sanchez and husband Gabe of Wister, Mattison Davis and husband Justin of Hontubby and Tyler Brannon of the home; two sons Keaton Place of Howe and Hayden Brannon of the home; three brothers Norval Duane Place, Jr. and wife Nikki of Poteau, Jarrod Place of Poteau, and Mark and Holly Place of Wister; two grandchildren Aayden Matthew Sanchez of Wister and Carter Davis of Hontubby; one grandson on the way, Baby Boy Sanchez; his paternal grandmother, Ione Place, of Poteau; many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of many friends.
Pallbearers are Norval Duane Place, Jr., Jarrod Place, Mark Place, Justin Davis, Gabe Sanchez, Koby Whiteis, Hayden Brannon, Connor Place, Colton Wilson, Heath Place and Chad Place. Honorary pallbearers are Keaton Place, Joe Cruse, John Mundy, Robert Wooten, Dylan Roberts, Billy Shane Cripps, Joe Perry, Jadon Long and Brycen Blankenship.
Viewing is Saturday from noon until 8:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
The family will visit with friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
To sign Matt’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.
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