BILLINGS, Matthew Stokes, 28 of Avon Park, died Sunday night, April 21, 2013 at his home. He was native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL moving here in 1995. He worked as a plumber with his father, Jim Whipkey. He was an avid motorcycle rider and Vice President of the Warlocks, Sebring Chapter. He enjoyed life and all that there was to offer. He was a Christian. He is survived by his parents, Jim Whipkey and Sandra Billings, Avon Park; paternal grandparents, Bob and Donna Whipkey, Winter Haven and four uncles and their families. A funeral will held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at New Covenant Worship Center with Jason Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morning Star of Highlands County or New Covenant Worship Center. The family requests those coming to the services refrain from wearing fragrances.
Published in TBO.com on Apr. 25, 2013