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Bro. Matthew Smothers

Bro. Matthew Smothers, 43, of Princeton died Wednesday January 8, 2020 at Caldwell Medical Center. He was a Pastor and Evangelist, having served as Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Princeton and Union Grove Baptist Church; and had worked at Freedom Waste for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Kemberly Doom Smothers, Princeton, KY; one daughter, Haylie Lane & husband, Austin, Princeton, KY; mother and step father, Linda Riley & husband, David, Princeton, KY; two sisters, Katie Smothers & Kenny Riley, Kuttawa, KY; Samantha Keller, Princeton, KY; one brother, Andrew Smothers, Princeton, KY; one granddaughter, Spencer Lane; and one grandson  on the way, Tobias Lane; and several nieces, nephews, great niece, and great nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Smothers; father, Danny Smothers; maternal grandparents, J.D. and Elizabeth Radford.

Funeral services for Bro. Matt Smothers are scheduled for Sunday January 12, 2020 at 2:00pm at Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton.

Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of the arrangements.

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Couldn't bring myself to the day you were laid to rest and just now I have finally brought myself to watch the tribute to you. Love you Matt Smothers. Thinking of you today and missing you. I just can't say, gb just yet.....

Maria Feb 26 2020 12:00 AM

I've known Matt since he was little, and living across the street from us. There was something special about him, even as a little boy. He had the calling of God upon him. I'm so glad he accepted it and shared his love of the Lord with everyone. His passing breaks my heart, especially for Linda and his family. Love and prayers for them all. May God bless them and keep them. RIP Matt. You will always be missed!

Dina Timmons Martinez Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

I've known Matt & the whole family for a very long time, my heart breaks for this family, Matt was a good guy, prayers and love for the family.rih matt

Jeanette Adams waynick Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

The burden of loss can overwhelm even the strongest at heart. Hope that you are able to find strength in this time of mourning. Unfortunately I hold few but the memories I do have of him were a true testament of his good character. Revelation 21:4

Nathan Scott and Family Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

I grew up with Matt& he was always positive and uplifting!! Such a good hearted man!! God give his family strength and love R.I.P

Holly McClelland Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this ! I knew Matthew as a child growing up in the Princeton Apartments. I knew his mother and family always good to me. Prayers for all and may God comfort you at this time.

Kimberly Rose( Futrell) Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

No matter where we were Matt always wanted to have a word of prayer before we parted. So many times at the end of our driveway when he'd stop by. Such an awesome inspiration! RIP Bro. Matt

Brad Vick Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

Matt was a good man. Pastor as well. We all loved him at Emmanuel Baptist church..my prayers go out to his mother and family and friends. I'm heartbroken. Just had talked to him day before at Joseph's closet. May God bless all with many hugs and prayers. Bro. Matt till we meet again in heaven.. we at Emmanuel Baptist church. Loved him dearly.

Janet brasher Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about brother Matt. Brother Matt he was a very kind man. He was there for my family when we need spirit guidance and in my mothers eyes he was part of our family. Thoughts and prayers for the family and he will be missed.

Elijah Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy, so sorry about Matt, I waited on him several times at the MaxFuel. Always so nice and love talking about the Lord. May God wrap the family in his arms during their great loss. You are in our prayers.

Kathy Hartigan Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

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