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Matthew Dale Beatty, age 57, passed away July 10, 2023, at the family’s cabin in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. He was born November 14, 1965, in Salem, Arkansas, to Martin Dale and May Belle Beatty of Thayer, Missouri.

   Matt is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rachel and their son Zachary of Springfield, Missouri; his mother May Belle of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one brother Mike and wife Paige of Mount Vernon, Missouri; his nephew and niece Marshall and Cassidy Beatty.

   Matt is preceded in death by his father Martin Dale Beatty.

   Matt was a member of First Baptist Church in Thayer, MO.

Matt worked for United Parcel Service for 34 years, and not being one for sitting down, he started his landscaping business, Matt’s Mowing Service, before he retired.

   Matt loved the outdoors, whether it be golfing, water skiing, or firing up the grill with family and friends. But what he loved most of all was watching Zachary play baseball.

   Zach Dale Beatty #33 “Words cannot describe the amount of pain losing you is. To the man that has taught me everything I know and love, how to treat people the right way, how to work hard, keep my head screwed on tight, play the game of baseball, all of it. I thank you for making me the man I am today. To Matthew Beatty, a hard-nosed man who fought to the end, I will do everything in my power to live up to your name. Until we meet again Dad, get your glove ready❤️”

   Funeral services  will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Saturday July 15, at 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri.

   Interment will be on Saturday, July 15, 2023, in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Marla Rogers, THS class of 1981
    July 13, 2023 @ 3:48 pm

    May Belle and family, you have my sincere condolences for the loss of your sweet, kind Matt. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories that he provided you throughout his life. God Bless you all.


  2. Page Belongy
    July 13, 2023 @ 4:02 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Beatty family. I have fond memories of playing football with Matt and Mike in High School. Matt was a hard nosed player on the field but always had a smile for you off the field. May God wrap his arms around all of you.


  3. Denita Poulette Flynn
    July 13, 2023 @ 7:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about Matt. My prayers going out to the family!!


  4. Susan Light
    July 14, 2023 @ 8:03 am

    May Belle, our deepest sympathy. Matt was always a friendly, clean cut young man that was a hard worker.
    Sounds like he had a great family! May the good Lord bless and keep you a little tighter at this time. Sending love sand hugs.


  5. Audrey Emery
    July 14, 2023 @ 4:14 pm

    May Belle, my deepest sympathy. May our Lord bless the Beatty family and comfort you through this difficult time.


  6. Ronda (Baker) Jewell
    July 14, 2023 @ 4:25 pm

    May Belle and family, my deepest sympathies for your loss of Matt. I have fond memories of Matt all through our school years. Sounds like he had a beautiful family and was a hard worker his whole life. Lots of memories to look back on. Hugs and prayers for your loss.


  7. Diane Schuster
    July 14, 2023 @ 4:32 pm

    MayBelle, my heart hurts so much for you and your family. You are and will continue be in my thoughts and prayers.


  8. Marla
    July 15, 2023 @ 8:01 am

    We will always treasure our fond memories of Matt. He was a wonderful friend to everyone he knew and always had the biggest smile on his face. May you all find comfort and peace in days to come. Sending all our hugs, love, and prayers to you all. With Love, The Harrison Family


  9. Carolyn Ary
    July 15, 2023 @ 9:58 am

    My Heart hurts so much for you and your Family. Matt was always smiling and sweet and such A Kind person he had A Big heart . My Hug and Prayers with you and your family love you MayBelle.


  10. Lois Taylor
    July 15, 2023 @ 10:30 am

    May Belle and family, we are so sad to hear of Matt’s death. There is no loss quite like the loss of a child, no matter what the age. We love you, and are praying for you.


  11. Lora Halcomb Wilson
    July 15, 2023 @ 11:09 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of times spent with Matt bring you comfort during this difficult time.


  12. Scott Parker
    July 15, 2023 @ 11:41 pm

    I am very sorry.


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