Matthew Doyle Hardin

December 19, 1988November 27, 2017

Matthew Hardin, age 28, passed away in Fallon, Nevada on November 27, 2017. He was born in Austin, Texas on December 19, 1988. Matthew graduated from McCallum High School in 2007 and was currently serving in the United States Navy. He enjoyed being a husband and father and his career as a military dog handler. He married Alissa Adams on June 20, 2014.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Alissa; daughter, Ayla Lynay Hardin; mother, Sheryl Southwell; father, Joe Hardin; stepfather, Steve Southwell; stepmother, Patricia Hardin; brother, Joe Doyle Hardin II; and sister, Robin Monique Hardin-Ross.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3838 Steck Avenue in Austin. The visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Matthew's name can be made to the Military War Dog Team Support Association (


  • Visitation Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 16, 2017

Matthew Doyle Hardin

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December 23, 2017

Matt holds a special place in my heart, in all our hearts. Now he lays in peace and I hope to see him again.

Donna and Danny Perkins

December 18, 2017

My deepest sympathy to you and your family! Know that you are in our prayers! May God give you peace above all understanding and comfort you as no other can.

Tom Albers

December 18, 2017

I remember when Matthew first came into our church building in Pflugerville. He was going by Doyle at that time and wasn't sure he wanted to be there. I remember how much he brightened up when you brought his dog into the room. He's always been a spirited young man and I was so encouraged to see how he developed his love for animals into a career. I'll miss him, but trust he's in an eternal home now awaiting many reunions.

Dottie Cartwright

December 10, 2017

Dear Sheryl,
I am so sorry . Matthew was such a special kid to me . It always seemed like we had a funny unique understanding of each other..a rare friendship. It was so terrific to learn of his accomplishments, his lovely wife and precious daughter. I hope you can find comfort in each other.I will always remember him with so much love and
affection . All my sympathy to you and your family

Laura Pedersen

December 10, 2017

So sorry for your loss! May God give you strength for each new day.

Jackie See

December 10, 2017

In memory of a bright young man who had his whole life ahead of him. May he be at peace.

Susan Barnes

December 10, 2017

Dear Sheryl and Family,
I am so deeply sorry to hear about Matthew. I remember him as a sweet little boy from Gullett and his visits as a young man to see you after school. I am thinking about you all.

Family Martinez Venegas

December 9, 2017

Our deepest condolences, We will miss you