Matthew L. Spires

July 19, 1983April 22, 2021

Matthew Laval Spires was born July 19, 1983 in Columbia, SC, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. He was the son of Marion L. and Tara Outlaw Spires.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, London, Kinsley, Mattox, Ryland, Pierce Spires and stepdaughter, Cadence Collins; brother, Brad (Shelley) Marchant; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Outlaw and Ms. Dixie Smith and many loved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Dunn’s Chapel.

Donations can be made payable to Dunn’s Chapel Church for the Matthew Spires Children Fund, Dunn’s Chapel, 281 Chapel Road, West Columbia, SC 29172.


  • Dunn’s Chapel Church/Matthew Spires Children Fund



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Iris Wyndham

May 2, 2021

Tara and Pattie,
My heart breaks with this news. I will keep you close in prayer. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace. There is a special place in my heart for you both. We grew up together and I still love y’all. A verse I find comforting, Psalm 34:18
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” 🙏🏻♥️
Love, Iris

Kathy Boone

April 30, 2021

I loved seeing Matthew at church. He always spoke or hugged me and mama. My heart is with you, Tara and Pedro and all the family. Praying for the Lord's peace and comfort for you all.

Gayle Higgins

April 30, 2021

Tara and family....I am so very sorry to hear of Matthew's passing. My heart is heavy for all of you at this time. Hugs, love and prayers to all of you! Your family is very special to me. Gayle

Janet. Mefford

April 29, 2021

So sad for the loss of this precious boy, a cousin I always thought was one of the sweetest souls among us. I wish I could have come to know him more. May he soar happily and free from life's burdens, and those who love him find comfort.

Aften St.Clair

April 29, 2021

I am so very sorry about your loss. Matthew was a childhood friend and very close to our family. Matthew was so sweet. His passing is a terrible tragedy for all of us who knew him. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

With love,

Kenny Bouknight

April 29, 2021

Matt sure gonna b a void without u here brother and I wanna thank u for bringing me back from a diabetic shock. U saved and I am ever thankful. I'm gonna really miss u brother. #RIPMYBROTHER