Matthew John Thomas

November 29, 1973September 28, 2018

Matthew John “Goliath”, Matty”, “Mattchew”,”Big Boy” Thomas, age 44, of Bedford, died unexpectedly on Thursday (09/27) at his home. Born November 29, 1973 in Wabash, Indiana, he was the son of Daniel Wayne “Danny” and Linda Carol (Corps) Thomas. Matthew was a self-employed tattoo artist and a building and painting contractor. He was affectionately known as a “Jack of all trades, Master of none.” He enjoyed hitch-hiking, where he once hiked from coast to coast. He was also an avid fisherman.

Matthew is survived by his loving wife, Heather (Miller) Thomas, of Bedford, his son, Maverick Staiger; of Greenwood, IN, his daughter, Willow Thomas, of Springville, IN; two sisters, Amy (Jarod) Beaulieu of Portsmouth, VA and Levina “Lynn” Thomas, of La Plata, Maryland; two nephews, Samuel “Sammy” Beaulieu and Andrew Thomas and one niece, Ashley Thomas.

Matthew was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Buddy Thomas.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Friday (10/5) from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel; 700 W. Gourley Pike.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the family at


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, October 5, 2018

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Heather Smith

October 6, 2018

I spent 12 crazy and wonderful yrs with this man. His son Maverick Thomas was baptized at his family church in Paoli when he was just 4 yrs old. That was the best thing that ever happened to Matt. The many many many adventurers we had taken together were crazy we traveled all over Maryland and part of Pennsylvania. We even went and spent time with his sister Amy and his nephew sam during the summer. There are no words that I can say how I'm feeling right now or what anyone even has a clue of what I going through. This man was mavs life outside of my moms. He always had a piece of me with him just like I've always had a piece of him with me.

Tausha Coffey

October 6, 2018

My daughter's ramanda n Jenny just love ya and came back for tatoos my mom even got tattoo from u and it took her 45 yrs to get one u have her the 2nd one I been praying for u heather I know this pain I just lost my mom grandpa and a dog I had for years all in a couple months loosing anyine we love is a pain no words can describe you was really good to my kids i knew they was safe when they was at ur place prayers n love to your family

Danielle Garren

October 1, 2018

Matt was a good man a brother to me he always called me that girl or bruha my daughter Selena called him uncle big boy that was only a name for the two of them he was there when my son was ready to come home from the hospital he gave my son his middle name Lashawn Matthew Jay.. he always told me his name isn't lashawn it's Matthew ..Matt your going to be truly missed you will always be in our hearts fly high with the angels big brother we live you and miss you so much .. I will always remember our talks and all miss talking to you

Jeffrey buchin

October 1, 2018

Matt's always been a good friend a funny man and a excellent dad he had a good outlook on life I will personally miss our talks and chats I will really miss him calling me conejo my brother from another u will be sadly missed