Theodore Matthew Matt, age 81, of Pilot Mountain, NC, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Forsyth Hospital, Winston Salem, NC. He was born in Rome, NY, on June 19, 1933, to the late Martin Simon Matt and Sarah Frances Kane. He was a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War and proud to have served his country. He was a buyer for Kent Co., Rome, NY and an Independent Agent for Patz Co., Pound, Wisconsin. Ted received several awards for top salesman in successive years until his illness in 1993. On July 28, 1995 he married the love of his life, Jeannette Anderson Fahey in Sherrill, NY. The family moved to Pilot Mountain in 1998. Ted is survived by his wife, Jeanette; two sons, Mark Matt (Noay), Doug Matt (Pam); two step sons, Robert Spargo (Lou Ann), Stephen Spargo; three daughters, Sharon Woodworth (Michael), Karen Hodgkins (Phil), Denise Dziad (Tony); two step daughters, Holly Fewer (John), Mary Stone (Terry); seven brothers, Tom Matt (Kathy), Leo Matt (Julie), Frank Matt (Susie), Paul Matt (Cathy), Alan Matt (Nancy), Vincent Matt (Bobby), Karl Matt (Audrey); one sister, Rosemarie Gregorwich (Walter); seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Timothy Matt.Prayer service will be at Cox Needham Chapel, Monday August 11, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. with Father Larry Hiney officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Mountain City cemetery with full Military rights performed by the Mt. Airy and Pilot Mountain honor guards. The family will receive friends at Cox-Needham Funeral Home on Monday, August11, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM prior to service.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314 and Victory Junction, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27137. Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Matt family. Online condolences may be made at www.coxneedham.com.