Matthew Smothers, 43


Matthew Smothers, 43, of Princeton died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.

He was a minister and evangelist, having served as pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Princeton and Union Grove Baptist Church in Princeton. He had worked at Freedom Waste for several years.

Smothers is survived by his wife, Kimberly Doom Smothers of Princeton; a daughter, Haylie (Austin) Lane of Princeton; his mother, Linda (David) Riley of Princeton; a brother, Andrew Smothers of Princeton; two sisters, Katie (Kenny Riley) Smothers of Kuttawa and Samantha Keller of Princeton; a granddaughter, Spencer Lane; several nieces and nephews; a great-niece, and a great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Smothers; his father, Danny Smothers; and his maternal grandparents, J.D. and Elizabeth Radford.

Funeral services were Sunday at Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton.