Corey Mark Matthews

October 1, 1977December 29, 2017
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Corey Mark Matthews, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2017. He was the loving husband of Tina for 5 years, father of Wheeler and Quinten, son of Keith (Liz) Matthews and Christina (the late Sid) Grahm, brother of Christopher, Candis, Cole and Caleb, uncle of Catherine, Kimberley, Kandon, Kaydance, Austin and Mason, grandson of Gloria Matthews, Beverly Grahm and Dee Gokey, and great grandson of May Schermerhorn "Grandma Hall". Corey was preceded in death by his grandpa Sid, cousin Hailey Baldinger, uncles; Kelly Matthews, Kurt Matthews and Daniel Kaltenback and grandpas; Lloyd Gokey and grandpa Grahm.

Corey enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping. He liked to cook at JK's Whisper Café, where everyone just adored him. More than anything, he loved to spend time with his family, especially his boys. He was a great father.

A memorial visitation will take place at Covell Funeral Home, 200 N. Brownson Ave. Kingsley, MI on Friday, January 5 from 2 pm until the service that begins at 6 pm.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 5, 2018

Corey Mark Matthews

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Kristen Dennett

January 9, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Corey's passing. My very deepest sympathy to the Matthews and Graham families.

I haven't seen Corey in a few years, but whenever I did see him, he never failed to be kind. He was a gentle spirit and a genuinely good soul.

His parents and family were among the nicest people I have had the good fortune to know.

I know he is making Heaven a better place. I know that your families have a very close bond with one another. And I hope that helps to get through these trying times.

Fly high and soar free Corey! You will be missed.

Karen Maury

January 4, 2018

Gloria, Keith, and Family, so, so, sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.....
Karen Maury

January 3, 2018

Gloria l am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandson...Prayers for you and family.....Lynda Shankle

Missi Lake

January 3, 2018

I have no words to truly express just how much you meant to me and everyone that had the pleasure to know you. You had a significant presence in my life and I'm going to miss you so very much! You were my go to guy, my best friend, my protector. Life will never be the same with you gone..


January 2, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tina. I will be praying for you.

Patti Weaver

January 2, 2018

We will miss you Corey. So many laughs during work. Great smile and awesome Dad. Godspeed buddy.

January 1, 2018

My heart breaks for you Tina I pray that healing comes quickly for you and the boys. I love you!

Nancy Winogrodzki

January 1, 2018

Sending love and prayers to the whole family!! I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Kelly McCann-Ware

January 1, 2018

Prayers and comfort for all of his family. Expecially his wife and kids. May they always carry him with them as he is always with them! I haven't seen Corey since school. As I moved away many years ago. But I always remember him being funny and caring. Always able to brighten everyone's days. He was always a great person. He will be dearly missed!

Dawn Duquette

January 1, 2018

Corey was a great person and full of life. He will be missed by most. Fly high angel.❤