Mat Whitman

May 20, 1978, February 28, 2019

Mat Whitman

Mat Whitman, 40, of Nederland, died Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston. He was born on May 20, 1978, to Cynthia June Hubbard Whitman and Royce Randolph Whitman, in Beaumont, and was a United States Navy veteran.

During his time in the Navy, he was a member of the Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard. Mat was an Eagle Scout out of LaBelle-Fannett BSA Troop 39. He also served on staff at Camp Urland. He was an avid outdoorsman and archer. Mat had a very charismatic spirit and was loved by everyone.

Survivors include his wife, Stacey Whitman of Nederland; sons, Nicholas Mathew Whitman and Alexander Hunter Whitman; and daughter, Heather June Whitman, all of Kalispell, Montana; father, Randy Whitman and his wife, Bonnie, of Beaumont; brothers, Justin Lucas Whitman and his wife, Stacy and Garrett Lee Ginsel and his wife, Brandy; sister, Lisa Harrison and her husband, James; and various nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A gathering of Mr. Whitman’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 25304 Highway 124, Hamshire. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030; or online at www.fisherhousefriendsofhouston.org. 310-283-7907

Gathering of Family and Friends
First Baptist Church of Hamshire First Baptist Church - Hamshire
25304 Highway 124 Hamshire Texas 77622
Saturday, March 16, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Service
First Baptist Church of Hamshire
25304 Highway 124 Hamshire, TX 77622
Saturday, March 16, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (8)

  • Barbara Riley

    08 March 2019 at 15:57 | #

    Dear Randy and Family,
    I am so sorry to see that Mat has passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Barbara

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  • Margaret Pfiester

    05 March 2019 at 23:52 | #

    Matt was a wonderful friend and scout. He will be missed by those here on earth but has joined his mother in heaven.

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  • Mary & Ray Milligan

    03 March 2019 at 17:05 | #

    Praise God for the time Matt lived on earth with his loved ones. God is good in His exact timing for all things. As Matt joins all those who went before him, the fellowship between them is awesome. Even though our hearts break for physically loosing him, we will soon be with him Spiritually rejoicing together with our heavenly daddy. Blessings & hugs to all.

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  • Linda Davies

    03 March 2019 at 14:05 | #

    Dear Bonnie and Randy. I am so saddened at the loss of Mat.. Our cousin, Carol, had let me know recently of his illness.. I pray for your healing and understanding of this very untimely loss to your family. Much love, your cousin Linda Byerly Davies

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  • Chris Squez

    02 March 2019 at 21:36 | #

    Matt was a kind fun loving person.He has beautiful soul and kind spirit He made my Great Niece Stacey very happy in his short time on earth. My thoughts and Prayers are with all of his family. May they find comfort in knowing he is loved my many.

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  • Mark Madigan

    02 March 2019 at 19:28 | #

    We Will All Miss You Man.. Rip Brother...

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  • Brenda Opie Aldred

    02 March 2019 at 18:51 | #

    Although I didn't know Mat as well as a lot of people, I know that he was the love of my niece Stacey's life. They were the perfect match. They packed a lot of love and great memories in the short 3 years they were together. Mat had a great sense of humor, loved his family and friends and really loved Stacey. He gave her love, happiness and 3 beautiful stepchildren if only for a little while. I know Mat felt the love surrounding him. He will be missed. My deepest condolences go out to his family and to my niece Stacey. RIP Mat you will be missed, and never forgotten.

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  • Taylor and Lupe Acosta & Danica Bell

    02 March 2019 at 18:28 | #

    We’re so sorry for your loss, we know how hard this is but God is our comforter and our strength and will help you all to get through this. Our condolences and heartfelt prayer go up for you all . May God bless you always.❤️

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