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This memorial is sponsored by:

Sharon A. Smith

Memorial created 04-26-2007 by
Sharon A. & Michael Smith
Matthew Edward Moore
September 8 1975 - February 17 2005

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Matthew Moore, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Matthew's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will love, remember and miss Matthew forever.



Matt was born Matthew Edward Moore on September 8, 1975 in Killeen, Texas. He spent the 1st few months of his life living in Texas before we moved back to Logansport, Indiana. Most of his childhood was spent growing up in Logansport. When he was about 12 years old, I married Mike Smith and our little family (Mom, Mike, Matt, and Jeremy) moved to Rochester, Indiana. Matt spent his high school years at Rochester High School, where he played one year on the JV basketball team. Matt's great loves were Missy, his wife; Eric, his 1st son who was stillborn; Brandon, his 2nd son; and anything to do with art. He loved to watch WWF wrestling on TV, Nascar--especially Dale Earnhardt (hey Matt are you getting to see Dale's races in person now?), RC cars, riding his motorcycle, and tinkering around with electronics.


Sadly, Matt went to God on February 17th 2005. He had just left my house, had dropped his little boy, Brandon off for me to babysit, and was on his way to work.

At around 2:40 PM a habitual drunk driver, who was 3 times the legal limit drunk, failed to stop at a country road stop sign and pulled in front of Matt's vehicle. The vehicle Matt was driving rolled 3 times. He was ejected from the vehicle. Matt's passenger, Darrell, survived and crawled out of the wreckage. He's the one who found my son lying some distance away, and he's the one who guarded him until the paramedics came and they air-lifted Matt to a trauma hospital an hour and a half away. It was a long drive to the hospital and I didn't make it there before he was gone.

Matt died on the operating table a little after 5 PM, having never regained consciousness after the impact of the crash.

I never got to say good-bye to him.


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