He grew up in the Avilla- Reeds area and attended Avilla Elementary and Sarcoxie High School.
Matthew was front store manager for Reeves Auto Prior to becoming ill. He was loving son, Brother, Uncle, Friend and Father.
Matthew leaves behind 1 son, Karter, 2 daughters, Keisha and Maddie, and 1 grandchild, Braxton. His father Frank Pennington of Reeds, mother Lisa Ramos of Joplin, brother Jason Pennington and Mandi of Sarcoxie and 3 nephews, Jamie, Wesley, and Briar. Girlfriend Kelly Rushing and several friends, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by his sister, Crista Pennington, Paternal grandparents James and Alma Pennington, maternal grandparents William and Dicey Jamerson, stepsister Salena Ramos and stepfather Armando Ramos Sr.
It is in the best interest of Matthew’s father that a memorial gathering be postponed for a later date as he remains in the hospital recovering from quadruple bypass surgery.
Partners for Hope raise critical funds on behalf Partnership to End Addiction – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership* will help ensure free, personalized family support resources, including our national helpline, peer-to-peer parent coaching, customized online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most. Please consider donating to this fundraiser and sharing this page.
*Donations made to Partnership to End Addiction are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, as no goods or services are provided in consideration in whole, or in part, of any contribution to this nonprofit organization. EIN: 52-1736502