Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home

1682 State Road 135 North, Nashville, IN


Matthew Wade Stinson

March 28, 1984August 31, 2019

Matthew Wade Stinson, 35, of Nashville died unexpectedly in his home Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was born March 28, 1984 in New Castle to Dennis W. Stinson and Melissa A. Stevens Stinson. He was a local Arborist.

Survivors include his parents of Nashville; his two sons, Logan Wade Stinson and Cole Matthew Stinson both at home; a sister, Heather (husband Adam) Ford of Nashville; former wife, Lacey Stinson; paternal grandparents, Arnold “Biggen” and Dean Stinson of Nashville; niece and nephew, Owen and Madison Ford; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Orville R. Stevens, Jr. and Barbara Jean Showalter Stevens.

Matt’s greatest enjoyment came from helping others, he also liked spending time with his family, riding 4 wheelers with his sons, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, landscaping, and doing handyman work. He was a member of the Indiana Arborists Association.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at a family friend’s farm at 4995 Yellowwood Rd., Nashville. Funeral Services will be at 5:00 PM also at the farm on Yellowood Rd with Pastors Bruce Bond and Randy LaVere II officiating, burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery. After services there will be a dinner at Belmont Chapel Trinity Holiness Church, 5579 Lower Schooner Rd. If friends wanted to make a food donation please bring it to the church on Wednesday afternoon.

If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to Tara Treatment Center, 6231 S US Highway 31, Franklin, IN 46131 .


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Matthew Wade Stinson

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Julie Harris

September 3, 2019

Kevin and I are so so sorry for your loss of Matt. He was a great kid and we enjoyed knowing him. I have no words that are adequate except to say we love you both and will be sending much love to all of you

Tina and Rob Jacobs

September 2, 2019

Dear Dennis and Mellisa we are so sorry for your loss

Elaine Frost

September 2, 2019

My first memory of Matthew was as just a little guy. He would be walking up the road to his grandparents house, Dean and Biggin’s. But first my father in law would call him up to our porch and tell Matthew to tell us a story. And he ‘d tell his story then run back to the road and head up to his grandparents. His stories were “whoppers!” and he never told the same story twice. Just as good a storyteller as his grandpa!
The Stinson’s are good people. I love you all and am so very sorry for your loss.

Uri Stiles

September 1, 2019

So sad, i will always remember seeing his smile.

Lindsey Cantrell

September 1, 2019

It is so sad that Matt’s life was cut short thus I didn’t get to know him as well as I would have liked to. Matt was a month or so ahead of me in the program. The very first night I went to a meeting, Matt sat next to me and encouraged me to get up and introduce myself. I was scared to be there but his energy was so calming yet he was funny too. It was wonderful to be around him. I loved seeing him at the meetings and he was a bright spot in my evening. He is missed by, and touched so many lives. I pray for his family and others that he touched that they will somehow find peace during this pitch black, dark time. Much love!!

Judy Swift-Powdrill

September 1, 2019

Melissa and Dennis and family,
Gary and I are so very sorry for your loss. Know that we love you. Let us know what you need and we are there for you. Hugs my friend.
Love, Judy and Gary

Jeff and Cindy Williams

September 1, 2019

We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your brother. You often talked of your special bond with him and Adam's sidekick. Please know we're here if you need anything. You and your family are in our prayers.