March 26, 1950 - May 20, 2024

U.S. Veteran

Burial will be May 29, 2024 at 10am
at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.

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Michael “Matty” Rion Mathews passed away suddenly on May 20, 2024 at the age of 74. A native Floridian and Rockledge resident, he is survived by his long time spouse, Susan Thompson, his 2 loving children, Ryan Mathews and Michelle Carlson, 2 grandchildren, Celeste & Kylo, and the mother of his children Claire Patton Mathews. Mike was a kind-hearted soul that embodied the life of “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. He selflessly served our country overseas in the Army, and then worked at Kennedy Space Center editing the space manual. He was a tremendous baseball player during his younger years. He loved the game and could also recite any football statistic to you. We believe he is in a better place in Heaven, shining his golden light on his family and loved ones. He will truly be missed but never forgotten. As we say goodbye to Mike, we find peace in the memories he leaves behind, the wisdom he shared, and his guiding light that shines like a full moon on a clear night. Though he is no longer with us, his spirit lives on in the laughter of his grandchildren, the love of his children, and the cherished moments with his friends and loved ones. Rest in peace Matty, your legacy of love and kindness will live on for many generations to come.