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Robert Matthew Lacher

1976 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Robert Matthew Lacher Obituary
Robert Matthew Lacher

Memphis, TN

Robert Matthew Lacher, better known as Matt, may not have been the tallest man in the world, but he sure was the toughest. After surviving childhood cancer and multiple heart surgeries, Matt went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2017.

Born in Memphis, TN, Matt attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Defying all odds, Matt obtained several prestigious awards throughout his life including The Drasco Cup, Ladder Golf World Champion, SAE Coma Football Coach, and the coveted Golden Cock. Most famously, Matt edged out Eli Manning and was awarded Memphis Man of The Year. Matt enjoyed quite a lot in life but none more than his family, friends and the Tennessee Volunteers. It was once said that if anyone spent even one moment with Matt, he left a lifelong impression. His infectious smile will be missed by all who know him. Matt had the God given ability to make every person he met feel special and could light up a room.

Matt was a dedicated husband, father and loyal friend who never met a stranger. He is survived by his loving wife, Andrea, and precious daughter Cecilia. Matt leaves behind his mother, father, brothers, sister, and countless other family and close friends.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4851 Park Avenue, Memphis. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

A special Thank You to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic for their many years of service and support to Matt and his family.

In lieu of flowers, Matt would want donations to go to support his precious daughter. Please consider a donation to the Cecilia Lacher Support Fund through YouCaring (
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 28, 2017
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