Matthew Lee Wyant, son of Vernon Edwin and Sharon Lee (Robertson) Wyant, was born September 11, 1985 in Osage Beach, Missouri. As a young boy, Matthew was a student in the Waynesville R-VI School District and later attended Waynesville High School.
Matthew recently was employed at McDonalds in Waynesville, but had been employed at Bear Creek Trailers, Zeigenbien Feed, and Marine Electric. He was always doing odd jobs.
In his spare time, Matthew was very active. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was hiking, fishing or skateboarding. He liked to play Nintendo games, X-Box games, and the Hackey Sak. He loved watching movies and cartoons. He was talented with his hands and enjoyed building different things like car stereo systems. Matthew did attend the Apostolic Faith Pentecostal Church on occasion.
Matthew was engaged to Christina Shelton-Wyant and they shared two sons: Vernon Edward Wyant, Jr., Justin Kyle Shelton-Wyant and one unborn son: Logan Byane Matthew Huh Wyant.
Matthew passed away the afternoon of Thursday, March 22, 2007 in the St. Johns Regional Medical Center of Springfield, MO as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle/pedestrian accident at the age of 21 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Matthew will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his parents: Vernon and Sharon Wyant of Waynesville, MO; fianc: Christina Shelton-Wyant of Waynesville, MO; 3 sons: Justin, Vernon and Logan, all of Waynesville, MO; 2 brothers: Michael and C.J. Wyant of Waynesville, MO; maternal grandmother: Nina Kay of Waynesville, MO; one nephew: JaTorian Wyant of Waynesville, MO; several other relatives and friends.
Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and great grandparents and maternal grandfather and great grandparents.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert with Rev. David Reeves officiating. The songs "Amazing Grace and "Just As I Am were played. Serving as escorts were Marty Kay, C.J. Wyant, Lloyd Kay, Daniel Fullington, Michael Wyant and Brandon Walsh.
Burial followed in the Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Matthew Wyant and may be left at either the Bank of Iberia or Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.