Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Matthew D. “Matt” Slone

Matthew D. “Matt” Slone, age 47, of Mansfield, died Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness. Following Matt’s weakened whisper “I saw God” during his ten day stay at the Clinic, we believe he went home to his Heavenly Father Friday morning.

Matt was welcomed into the world by his parents Douglas and Sandy (Jackson) Slone on September 15, 1967 in Shelby, Ohio.   As a boy he and his father were involved in Boy Scouts together.  He was a graduate of Crestview High School where he played football for the Crestview Cougars.  After high school he played semi pro football for a local Mansfield team, the Mansfield Marauders.  Matt enjoyed coaching Little League and youth football with his sons.  Later he and his sons enjoyed adult Go-Cart racing together at the track.  He was an avid sports fan with his favorites being the San Francisco 49ers, college Michigan Wolverines and NASCAR especially Jeff Gordon.   Matt’s love for the solitude of fishing along the side of the lakes gave him much pleasure.

Matt was employed with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 in the Mansfield garage.   He worked for ODOT for over twenty-seven years.

Matt is survived by: his parents Douglas and Sandy Slone of Manfield; his beloved girlfriend: Kelee Robinson of Mansfield, who stood by him during his illness; two sons: Derrick (fiancée Morgan Bandy Swartz) Slone and PFC Erick (Amber) Slone both of Mansfield; a sister: Lora (Charlie) Kuhn of Shelby; a nephew: Robby  (fiancée Kasii McLaughlin) Kuhn; a niece Leesha Kuhn: aunts, uncles and cousins.   He was preceded in death by: his paternal grandparents: Canton & Lora Slone; step grandfather: Ben Layne; and maternal grandparents: Arthur & Pauline Jackson.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where there will be services beginning at 7 PM conducted by the Elders of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the Hall Funeral Home, Junction Rt. 80 & Rt 122, Martin KYon Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11 AM conducted by the Elders of the Old Regular Baptist Church and Reverend Doug Tackett of the Taylortown Community Church in Shelby. There will be visitation at Hall Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Turner Cemetery in Dema, KY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Eternal Rose Old Regular Baptist Church in Nashville, OH, Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church in Raven, KY or Taylortown Community Church in Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. kelee robinson says:

    You may be gone but not will always be in my heart.I will love and miss you always.I am so glad I was able to meet and love for the time we got together.I will never forget baby I will love you until the day I have brought some much joy to my life.and I thank you my angel!!!

  2. Tina Fogarty says:

    Doug and Sandy, so sorry to hear about Matt. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this time of grief. I can honestly say I know your pain.We will see you on Wednesday. love you Tina

  3. David Horner says:

    Matt, our friendship goes back to elementary school. I have so many great memories of us either in school or just hanging out at our houses. You were my best friend growing up, and for that I will always be thankful . May the Lord keep you safe, and comfort the many love ones you left behind . Until we meet again, I’ll always be thinking of you!

  4. Mark Mayer says:

    Matt was always a treat to work with. Never knew what to expect, but always a pleasure. God Bless.

  5. Amanda Bailey says:

    Lora – thinking about you and your family during this difficult time! May God bless you all!

  6. Tami partin says:

    Lora, Doug and Sandy, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Matt was a good hearted person and will be deeply missed

  7. Traci Jaskowiak says:

    Aunt Sandy, Uncle Doug and Families,
    Deepest heartfelt sympathy to all
    Of you during this difficult time. I will always hold fond memories dear to my heart. I am sure his Aunt Martha and his Uncle Buddy (my parents ) met Matt at the golden gate with open arms. Until we meet again! Love you always..

  8. Lisa Barrett says:

    Doug,Sandy, and Lora,
    So sorry for your loss! R.I.P. my friend

  9. Doug Carr says:

    Doug, Sandy and Lora,

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Matt. Our families had many great memories together. May you find strength in your family, friends and faith during this difficult time. Love you all.

    Doug Carr

  10. Danielle Smith says:

    To The Slone and Extended Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and I believe Matt will watch over you now.

  11. Deena Carr Maness says:

    Dear Doug, Sandy and Lora,
    You are all in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Matt was a very special young man. May you find strenghth in your faith during this difficult and sad time. God bless you all.
    Love, Deena Carr Maness

  12. lamarr rhoades says:

    Very sorry to hear this..i am in total shock…i love ya sandy doug and lori..

  13. Gregory Martin says:

    May God be with all of Matt’s family and friends during this time of sadness. Knowing Matt all his life I smile when I think about all the times we played together growing up, Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners and our times together in KY with grandparents shooting firecrackers off the front porch. Matt had one of the kindest hearts I’ve ever known, a gentle smile and warm laugh. It’s tough knowing you won’t be around anymore but also know you are in a better place. Rest in peace Couz, you will always hold a special place in our hearts.

  14. Dawn Sprunger-Crosswhite says:

    Rest in peace Matt. I will always cherish our school memories. Your gentle spirit and kindness will not be forgotten. Your now enjoying perfect health in heaven. I am praying for your friends and loved ones that they feel Gods peace and overwhelming rest that you now know.

  15. Don McKenzie says:

    Doug & sandy
    So sorry to hear about Matt’s passing, we will be praying for you.

    Don & Connie

  16. Theresa Click says:

    I haven’t been working with Matt in Richland for very long but he was always a pleasure to be around there and over the years when our paths would cross. My deepest condolences to his families and friends.

  17. Benita (Kirk) Sammons says:

    I can’t believe you’re gone. The sadness that has hit my heart is overwhelming. You were my very first boyfriend in elementary, for all of a couple of days, but I will cherish that memory and all of the others that I have of you throughout our years at Union and Crestview. You were a warm and gentle soul that is being welcomed with opened and into the gates of heaven. Rest in peace my dear friend, your presence will be missed dearly by all.
    My condolences to the entire Slone family.



  19. Erick Slone says:

    Dad, I will always remember the fun times we had and i will always be thinking about you. I am sad you are gone but so thankful you are not in pain anymore. You will always be in my heart and though i wish we could have spent more time together i thank god for the 19 years I got to spend with you. It is an honor to be your son and I will see you again. I love you pops.

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