Mitchell Matthews, Nov. 10, 1972-Feb. 8, 2012, of Ashland

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | 3:58 p.m. CST; updated 4:16 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 11, 2012

COLUMBIA -- Mitchell “Mitch” Joseph Matthews, 39, of Ashland, MO, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.  Services will follow at 1:00 p.m.  Burial will follow at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery Jacksonville.

Mitchell was born November 10, 1972 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Edward and Deborah Donovan Matthews.  He served with the U. S. Army from 2003 to 2010, serving in Iraq.  On December 2, 2005, he married Liza Young and she survives.  He worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer.  He was a member of the Warrior Riders.

Other survivors include his father, Edward Matthews of Las Vegas; one son, Mitchell Van Matthews of Ashland; one daughter, Sarah Matthews of Kahoka; step daughter, Cylie Woodward of Ashland and one brother, Eddy Matthews of Portland, OR.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.

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