BOSSIER CITY – Funeral services celebrating the life of Matthew Ray Hattaway (Matt), 25, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013 at Brookwood Baptist Church, 9014 Brookwood Church Way, Shreveport, LA 71106. Officiating will be Bro. John Harp. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013, also at Brookwood Baptist Church.
Matt was born on March 19, 1988 and died a hero on Sunday, June 9, 2013, saving another precious life while vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He will be missed by his father, Michael Hattaway and mother, Janet Hattaway, his fiancée Jessica Richardson, his younger brother, Jacob Hattaway, his younger sister Sarah Elder and husband Andrew, nephew Zachary Hattaway and newborn niece Willa Elder, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
Matt attended Southwood High School and graduated in 2010 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he earned a degree in Construction Management. He was employed by Specialty Trackhoe and Dozer Service, Inc. and in 2012 he received the first “Employee of the Year” award for outstanding performance and dedication.
Matt lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and spending time with his dog, Mani. He and his fiancée, Jessica, were planning to be married next year.
Matt made an impact on many lives. Just mention Matt’s name and you will continually hear the words, handsome, funny, kind, loving, caring, responsible and respectful. Matt’s life ended way too soon, but his memory will live forever in the hearts of those who knew him.
Pallbearers will be Cole Allen, Elijah Boothe, Teal Carpenter, Leighton Dice, Jonathan Fryday, Christopher Hamm, Dustin Harp, and Blake Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Specialty Trackhoe.
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