Matthew Darrell Allen Goodwin, 26, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to his eternal home on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Matthew was born on October 21, 1996 in Muncie, Indiana. He worked for Askew Tire in Gainesville. Matthew loved being with his family and friends, fishing, singing karaoke, riding four wheelers and telling jokes. He was an accomplished welder.
He is survived by his parents, Mel and Stacy Durrett of Whitesboro; sister, Dusti Durrett of Whitesboro; sister, Sandi Durrett of Whitesboro; grandparents, Lynn and Dan Goodwin of Sherman; aunt, Kristen Goodwin of Kemah; uncle, Jared Goodwin of Houston; aunt, Shelley Garrison of Kokomo, Ind.; cousin, Wesley Garrison of Marion, Ind.; aunt and uncle, Barbie and Daniel Furniss of Fishers, Ind.; aunt and uncle, Katy and Rob Syzdek of Kingsbury, TX.; uncle and aunt, Todd and Darien Durrett of Pottsboro; uncle and aunt, Michael and Tammy Durrett of Ponder; as well as numerous cousins and other loving family and friends.
Matthew was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Darrell Layne.
A Memorial Service honoring Matthew will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Chet Burgess. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday at 6:00 PM at Meador Funeral Home.
Matthew always had a smile that was catching, and, oh, those southern manners. “Yes, Ma’am” or “ok Aunt Cathy.” My heart aches for you Stacy, Dusti, Sandi, the rest of the family and friends. You are all in my prayers. With much love and sympathy, Aunt Cathy
Dear Stacy and Mel,
We are so sorry to hear about Matt passing away.
He was such a sweet, kind and respectful young man.
Prayers for you and your family.
Love, Ronnie and Kathy Serna
Oh Matt you are so loved. My heart is aching. Prayers and hugs Stacy and family!
Sweet Matthew. I only knew you a short time, but I’ll forever cherish the times we all spent together with the family. You will always be my favorite person to have sang karaoke with. You were a light to everyone you knew. Always smiling and laughing and joking around. It’s hard to process that you’re now in Heaven. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and in my heart always. Til we meet again bud. -Ricketts
Dear Stacy, Mel, Dusti, and Sandi
Matthew was the sweetest boy. He had a smile for everyone.
We sure had a lot of laughs and good times. He will be missed!
He had a love for his Mom that was so very special. As she did for him… he loved his sisters and they spoiled him .
He loved his Dad so… they had many good times together.
We will miss that sweet smile and that crooked little grin. He always wanted to help me wash windows.
We had some pretty good talks as we worked . A lot of laughter between his Nanu and that redheaded little guy with that cute little grin that grabbed my heartstrings. You will never be forgotten, we all love and miss you so…until we meet again.. I love you ❤️
Stacy and Mel so sorry for your loss. We did not know him well, but he was always kind, helpful and polite. Prayers for all of you.
Mel and Stacy. Jack and I are so sorry to hear about Matthew. We will keep y’all in our prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss.