Matthew Austin Keith, a beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away on July 26, 2023, in Lubbock, Texas where he was Born on December 27, 1999, Matthew brought joy and laughter into the lives of those around him throughout his short time on this earth. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, comedic nature, and boundless energy that lit up any room he entered.
Matthew embarked on a career working on an oil rig where he showcased his dedication and work ethic. His commitment to his job was commendable, and he approached each day with unwavering enthusiasm. Despite the demands of his profession, Matthew always found time to connect with loved ones and cherish the moments spent together.
One of Matthew's defining traits was his selflessness. He had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back without hesitation. Those who were fortunate enough to have known him experienced firsthand the depth of his kindness and generosity. Matthew's absence was always noticeable because he made sure everyone felt seen, heard, and loved.
No gathering or celebration was complete without Matthew's presence. He had an extraordinary talent for bringing joy to others through his vibrant personality and knack for humor. As a natural comedian, he knew how to create laughter in even the most challenging times. Matthew's ability to make people laugh was unmatched, and he genuinely wished for everyone around him to share in that joy.
One thing that became synonymous with Matthew was his love for sunglasses. Whether it was a sunny day or not, he would often be seen donning a pair of shades that accentuated his infectious smile. Those sunglasses became a trademark of sorts - an emblematic representation of his fun-loving nature and passion for life.
Matthew relished in the company of family and friends. He treasured every opportunity to gather together and create lasting memories filled with love and laughter. These moments held immense value to him, and the bonds he formed were unbreakable. Matthew's presence radiated warmth and light, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have shared in his vibrant spirit. His love and belief in the Lord were heard in every conversation he had with anyone he talked to.
In addition to his endearing personality, Matthew took great pride in being known as "Unct" by his adoring nephews. His role as an uncle was one he cherished deeply, and he made it his mission to be a positive influence in their lives. The love and happiness he brought into their existence will be carried with them as cherished memories forever.
To honor the life of Matthew Austin Keith, visitation services will be held on August 3, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home located at 803 N. Texas St., Emory, TX 75440. The funeral service will take place on August 4, 2023, starting at 4:00 PM at Clarks Chapel Church of God situated at 6345 FM 47, Point, TX 75472. A final interment ceremony will follow at Turner Cemetery in Emory, TX. Family and friends are invited to join in paying their respects and celebrating Matthew's extraordinary life.
Matthew Austin Keith's departure leaves a void in the lives of all who knew him, but his memory will forever live on through the laughter he brought, the love he shared, and the happiness he spread. As we mourn his loss and bid him farewell, let us celebrate his life with the same energy and passion for living that Matthew embodied until his last breath. May we find peace knowing that his spirit continues to shine brightly within each one of us.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Jocelyn Keith. Grandparents, Grams, Grandmommy, and Nanny; Brother & best-friend Issaic and wife, Presley Keith; Cherished sister, Hannah Keith, Sister, Brooklyn Adams-Keith; Nephews: Noah Kase and Kruze Keith; Uncles and Aunts: Uncle Luke and wife Kaci Logan, Auntie and husband Ted White, Aunt Cole and husband Aaron Combs, Todd Keith and wife Angie Keith and Lance Britton; Cousins: Landon Bartlett and spouse Nikki, Kolby Keith, KK and husband Jared Johnson, Kayla Keith and husband, Mason Bartlett and wife Sammy Bartlett, Kynlee White, Kelty White, Cooper Combs, Jaxon Combs, Milo Logan.
He is preceded in death by grandfathers, "PaPa" Bill Fleeman, "PaPa" Steve Keith, "GrandDaddy" Jack Visage, and a beloved cousin, Liam Logan.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the "Matthew Love Fund" at CNB bank in Emory for his nephews Noah Kase and Kruze Keith.