Matthew Ryan Harding, age 35 passed away unexpectantly on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Methodist Medical Center. He was born on November 22, 1986 in Jellico, TN, to Elmer and Karen Harding. Matthew “Matt”, enjoyed cooking, spending time with his wife, and his special little girl “Annabell” his dog. Matt has a big heart and smile that could light up a room, whimsical personality that could make you laugh out loud easily. He never met a stranger and loved everyone.

He is preceded in death by his father Elmer “JR” Harding, and his grandparents Elmer Lee Harding, John Bolton, and Paralee Nelson.

Matthew is survived by his loving wife Kendra Harding of Clinton; mother Karen Harding of Clinton, grandmother Mildred Harding-Bolton of LaFollette; grandfather Arnold Nelson of LaFollette; brothers Eric and wife Dana Harding and children of Clinton and Josh Harding and children of Nevada; sister Ashley and husband Adrian Chase and children of Nevada; parents-in-law Richard and Janet Weaver of Andersonville; brother-in-law Lee and Sheila Weaver and daughter of Clinton and Travis Weaver and children of Georgia; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.

Matt will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him, and he will be forever missed by his loving wife Kendra.

The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Roscoe Lindsay officiating. 

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The family has entrusted the care of Matthew Ryan Harding to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most”