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Matthew Doyle Smith, 29, of McAlester, died Monday, January 22, 2018, near Quinton.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. at McAlester Southeast Expo Center with Pastor Clifford Joines officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
Matthew was born on December 20, 1988, in McAlester, to Doyle W. Jr. and Edith E. (Long) Smith. He had a bachelors degree in wildlife and fisheries management and a minor in conservation.
He married Julie Renae Weeks on May 16, 2009, in McAlester. He worked in the oilfield as a motorhand on Rig 219.
He was a lifelong resident of McAlester and loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was also an Eagle Scout.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Renae (Weeks) Smith; his 16 month old son, Rhett Matthew Smith; parents, Doyle Jr. and Edith Smith; grandparents, Jenny Long Snider, Jack and Sharon Whisenhunt, and Doyle Smith Sr.; one brother, Bryan Andrew Smith; one sister and brother-in-law, Emily Elizabeth (Smith) Parker and husband, Clint; nieces, Emersyn Parker and Tinsley Smith, and a nephew, Tristen Parker.
Matthew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Estes Long, and uncles, Johnny Long, Ed Tadlock and Scotty Whisenhunt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Matt's oilfield brothers.
Published on January 28, 2018
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