Staff Sgt. Matthew Alan "Matt" Kimmell, 30, of Worthington, passed away Tuesday on Oct. 11, 2005, in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. He had formerly lived at Paxton in Sullivan County.
Born Dec. 13, 1974 in Sullivan, he was the son of Larry and Jeanne (Turpen) Kimmell. On July 27, 2002 in Worthington, he married Mylissa Hall.
He was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group based at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was a 1992 graduate of Faith Christian School in Carlisle, then attended Vincennes University before enlisting in the National Guard and later serving as an Army Ranger. He worked three years as a sheriff's deputy in Vanderburgh County and re-enlisted in the Army in 2001. He went to Iraq in June. He was a member of the Bible View Baptist Church in Sullivan.
Survivors include: his parents Larry and Jeanne Kimmell of Paxton, his wife Mylissa Kimmell of Worthington; a brother Jeremy Kimmell of Paxton; a sister Susanne Kimmell of Paxton; his maternal grandmother Miriam Turpen of Paxton; his mother-in-law Liz Hall of Worthington; and a brother-in-law Christopher Hall and his wife Tracy of Terre Haute.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ord and Betty Kimmell, his maternal grandfather Gerald Turpen, and his father-in-law John Hall.
Funeral service will be at Bible View Baptist Church, 315 S. Ferris St., Sullivan, at 1 p.m. on Friday with Pastor Larry Kimmell, his father, officiating. Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Friends may call at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and after 10 a.m. on Friday until the time of service at the church in Sullivan.
Memorials may be given to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the funeral home.
Online condolences for the family are available at www.welchcornett.com