Walter Matchett


Brother Walter Lee Matchett was born to parentage of Ira Lee and Annie Auguesta Matchett of Midway, on July 20, 1928.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Bro. Matchett attended school in Midway. With a spiritually strong family foundation, he was baptized at an early age at Southside Church of Christ. His dedication and conviction in Christ compelled him to serve the Lord endlessly he was faithful to Him until his death. During his services he Lord, Matchett was a member of the Circle Seven Gospel male choir of Dallas for many years.

On July 2, 1950, Walter married Vercy Brown. To this union, two daughters were born: Barbara and Gayle. He loved farm and ranch work and supported his family through this passion throughout his life. He was currently running his own lawn care service.

To cherish his memories, Bro. Matchett leaves a congregation of loved ones including his son, Randy Moffett of Houston; daughters, Barbara (James) Washington of Texarkana, and Gayle (Jackie) Wallace of Midway; three grandchildren, Christopher Matchett Sr., Tiffany Matchett and Emily Washington; five great-grandchildren, Chris, Brea and Jordyn Matchett, Brock Burns and Lance Landrum II. He has one surviving sister, Loretta Matchett of Houston, along with a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services were held Saturday, May 8, at North Madison Church of Christ. Bruce Brigham officiated.

Burial was in Southside Cemetery in Midway.

Pallbearers were Keith James, Otis Holiday, Charlie Manley, Johnny Wheaton, Wayne James and Lloyd Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Benjamin F.B. Brown, Andrew Chambers, Randy Moffett, Christopher Matchett Sr., James Washington and Carl Owens.

“Perhaps you sent or spoke kind words as a friend could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Perhaps you sang a lovely song, or sat quietly in a chair; perhaps you prepared some tasty food, or maybe you furnished a card; perhaps you rendered a service unseen, near at hand or from afar — whatever you did to console the heart, we thank you so much, whatever the part.”

All Families Mortuary of Madisonville handled arrangements.