Matthew E. Thompson

Matthew E. Thompson 38, of Quincy, died on May 22, 2023. He was born on October 3rd, 1984 in Quincy. Matt was a self-employed contractor for most of his life. Matt loved working with his hands and building things.

Matt had the biggest heart and never knew a stranger. Matt could have a conversation with anybody, he loved to make people laugh. Matt enjoyed helping anyone.

Matt enjoyed sitting down by the Mississippi River, boating, camping, being outdoors, and his recently found joy in building motor bikes. Matt loved country music, especially Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash.

He is survived by:
HIS MOTHER: Sherry Lynn Graff Thompson
HIS FATHER: George William Thompson, Jr. (Penny)
HIS CHILDREN: Levi Thompson, Lillian Thompson and Douglas Thompson
HIS GRANDCHILDREN: Mikah and Mariana
HIS SIBLINGS: Michael Thompson (Arryn Calkins); his twin brother, Mitchell Thompson and Sara Dieker (Brandon)
Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Matthew was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ralph Graff and his paternal grandparents, George and Margaret Thompson.

A Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 4:00 util 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. A Celebration of Matthew’s life will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Brenda Ohnemus on May 24, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I’m Brenda (Gooding) Ohnemus I remember the kids from Baldwin School they were all very nice polite kids I couldn’t believe that he passed away so young and a long life ahead of him. May Matt rest in peace now. I will not be able to come to his visitation or funeral but I’ll be thinking of you all.Prayer for all of you.

  2. Tina warning on May 24, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    What a loss to all who knew Matt. He had a heart if gold and a great friend and go worker.
    I always told Matt he looked like a young version of Alan Jackson ! He would just smile and nod his head.
    May God hold you Matt, 🙏 until we all meet again in our Father’s heavenly kingdom. 😔

    • Michele Wear on May 26, 2023 at 12:09 pm

      Pops you will be missed Daizie, Jason, Calvin, Brandon and myself all love you fly high DADDY (Grandpa)

  3. Sandra leonard on May 24, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    Matthew you will be missed by many. I am extremely pleased by how fairly you treated my mother. R.I.P. my friend.

    • Michele Wear on May 29, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      We love him miss you very much daddy. Grand babies miss u to daizie Jason and Calvin love u

  4. Kristi Freeman on May 24, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Levi , I’m so very sorry for the loss of your father and Grand to your children . You are in my thoughts and prayers today and the many days ahead of you . Love you , Kristi , Jess , Jeremiah and Jaxon .

  5. Debbie Marshall on May 25, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    Sending my condolences to all of the family and special prayers for Sherry and George 🙏🙏🙏

  6. Candie Weyant on May 27, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Ernie bence on June 1, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Matt We love and miss you

  8. Candie Weyant on June 1, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    I am so for you alls loss

  9. Amber johnson on June 2, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    As kids we were always dirty… if we weren’t elbow deep in grease, were were racing around the shop on our go carts didn’t matter if it was 110 deg outside, rain, sleet, snow or 6 below in coveralls n snow boots. gpa n Ur dad yellin at us … somebodies gonna get hurt & we always did. You never forgot the time when I walked right up to u & Mitch with that 4 ft long black snake & scared the shi right outta both of ya… you told everyone around us every time we ran into one another. The way you told the story made me debate on whether or not I should be proud or embarrassed & ashamed of myself for the fear I instilled in ur ass. The school yrs went by so damn fast… real life was there before we knew it. We always had so much to say to one another … our conversations were never really over. It didn’t matter if we were at the gas station, we’d talk the whole way thru line & walk one another outside … someone would always be telling us to come on & still we parted by saying call me later … we’d talk for hours & hours and laugh our asses off abt the stupid shi we did or just discuss how we both accepted shi for what it was. We’d stand there in Walmart apologizing to everyone we had to move out the way for just to keep our conversation going. I can’t count the number of times my bf or ur gf was ranting & raving Bc we would tell em to hold on for an hr or better. The car accident I’ll never forget… I tried to stop you but you wasn’t having that…that shi happened so fast… I remember my mom bitchin at me Bc I was there trying to open the door to ur car before it even came to a stop. I was scared to get u out of the car… I thought u were gone and there u was hunched over on me hanging out the car. I yelled at my mom to call 911. I remember ur eyes shot open like jack in the box pops out… u said not 911… there u was laughin saying man amber I don’t know what the fuck just happened but I’m fuckin drunk. You leaned over puked on my brand new shoes & was like damn girl I’m sorry. I said man I don’t give a fuck abt them shoes I thought u was gone. You said shi I couldn’t get that lucky…I said yea I thought the same way last week. You couldn’t help but turn the negative shi into something funny as u asked me to hand u the unopened glass bottle of bud that had rolled out ur car n half way down the street. You said the cops are gonna show up and haul my ass in for this one… i said ya Matt so I need to ditch it. You said no I don’t wanna waste it Let me get it I’ll hurry up and drink it. My moms mouth fell open she couldn’t believe you said that yet took it and walked away w it when they showed up. That day we became a different kind of friend to one another. We understood each other from the inside out. We never got enough time to hang out but we always talked about everything we both had missed out on which is why we always got stuck talkin for so damn long… I think there was only once or twice we talked and didn’t get cut off Bc the phone died. Hell we talked on the phone so long when u got out we didn’t get shi done the whole night… then slept all damn day long and both didn’t go to work. I learned a lot abt death since Jimmy road out… we talked abt this too and I told you then ppl don’t really die they just get set free from this trap we call life…! Even tho I’m all up in my feelings abt this whole situation and even taken the blame for not being there for u…I shoulda set everything else aside and just went for the fuckin bike ride. Hell I shoulda tied u to the bumper of the camper like you said for me to do… and hauled ur ass right on out of this dreadful ass town w me in ur truck … Aw man, Im not gonna pour my tears out here & portray you ever left. I know that no one ever really leaves Matt. I don’t care how long it takes ya or what circus show u gotta go thru to get my attention… let me know if you need me you know I’ve always been here to listen… and im not going anywhere just yet … so I expect to hear from you soon I know you won’t leave me hangin. I’ll settle for one of them shoulder to shoulder nudges you always give me every time you see me… trying to entice my aggression Bc I don’t like dudes all up in my bubble. I knew you always did it just to bring out the feisty face that made you and everybody else around laugh every-time. You thought u had me after u got out … but I knew it was you. Now ima stand in the longest line everywhere I go just waiting for you to show up and do it again. Don’t let me stand there too long… I’ll have to go find another snake n hunt you down one way or the other. 💯. 🤗🙏 do me a favor too will ya? tell lil bro it’s about time to go…. We gotta get this show on the road! Y’all got them super powers just wave ur wand and sweep all this nonsense we have in our laps right off in the ocean front.. it will wash up some day some where better than here! Much love buddy… much love …

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