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Matthew Hail Marsh
October 26, 1976 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 46) 46 Years Old
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We are heartbroken at the loss of Matthew Marsh. After a ten-month battle with gastric cancer, Matt passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023 with his loved ones by his side.
Matt was a current resident of Sumter, SC. He was born on October 26, 1976 at Hahn AB, Germany and later lived in Roy, UT where he graduated from Roy High School in 1994.
Matt came from a long line of American service members and was proud to serve his country in the United States Air Force. He spent his 20 year career working in Air Transportation. He was stationed all over the world - McGuire AFB, NJ, Ramstein AB, Germany, McChord AFB, WA, Kadena AB, Okinawa, JPN, and then retired from the Air Force at Langley AFB, VA. His specific work included air logistics of equipment, forces, and terminal operations. One assignment he was especially honored to be part of was the rescue, recovery, and return of the remains of American Military members in Southeast Asia.
He graduated from South University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology in 2018. He continued his dedication to the US Military, working as an IT specialist and Software Applications Developer with Apogee Engineering at Shaw AFB, SC.
Matt enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, and woodworking. His family will always cherish family dinners, playing games, painting, having picnics, and laughing together. He was kind, giving, thoughtful, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was quiet and humble through all of life’s circumstances. His proudest accomplishments are his three sons, Logan, Dakota, and Blair.
He is survived by his mother Jeanne LaMar, step-father George LaMar, sister DeAnna Savage, brother-in-law Patrick Savage, three sons Logan Marsh, Dakota Marsh, and Blair Marsh, niece BriAnna Savage, nephew Colten Savage, uncle Gary Bartlett, aunts Donna Barlett and Claudia Bartlett, cousins Brian Foley, Lisa Sizemore, Wendy Marsh, and Shawn Marsh, step-mother Marty Marsh, daughter-in-law Melanie Marsh, and grandson Trenton Rowley.
He was preceded in death by his father David Marsh, grandparents Gene Bartlett, Ola Bartlett, Lanora Rogers, Robert Marsh, and Lucille Marsh, uncle Mike Bartlett, and nephew Alex Savage.
A service with military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Rd. Columbia, SC, 29229.
Please join Matt’s family for a gathering at Top Dawg Tavern Patio, 498 Town Center PL. Sandhills, Columbia, SC, immediately following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation to Thomas Sumter Academy, "General" Fund" in Matthew's memory, 5265 Camden Hwy., Rembert, SC 29128
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.