WASHINGTON - Matthew R. Nettles, 31, of Washington died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Peoria.
Matt was born on Sept. 19, 1981, in Peoria to Christopher and Katherine (Heiser) Nettles.
Among those surviving are his parents, Chris and Kathy Nettles of Washington; his two daughters, Zoe Alexis Marie Nettles and Zadee Mae Nettles, both of Washington; three brothers, Joshua (Amanda) Nettles of Kannapolis, N.C., and Nathan Nettles and Michael (Amber) Nettles, both of Washington; his grandparents, Frank and Carla Nettles of Washington and Peggy Heiser of Washington; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Matt was preceded in death by his grandfather, Melvin Heiser.
He had worked as a grill manager at the McDonald's in Metamora.
Matt's favorite enjoyment was being able to spend time with his daughters. He also loved to fish, play sports - especially basketball - and other family time. He attended Washington Community High School and played football in his senior year. Matt was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
A celebration of Matt's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington, with Evangelist Doug Hafley officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to services. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials for Matt may be made to the Nettles Education Fund for the benefit of his daughters in care of Heartland Bank and Trust. Online condolences may be made at masonfuneralhomes.com.