Matthew Scott Shanholtz, 35, of Romney passed away Monday, March 19th at his residence with his loving family by his side. Born August 2, 1982 in Winchester, VA, he was the son of Mark E. and Deborah A. (Everett) Shanholtz.
Matt is preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Earl Shanholtz; his maternal grandparents, Richard, Sr. and Dorothy Everett; and his maternal step-grandmother, Sue Everett.
Besides his parents, Matt is survived by his sister, Christina Lee Pryor and husband Brian, II of Romney. A special niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Eli Pryor; and his paternal grandmother, Phyllis Shanholtz. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Matt was raised in Romney and graduated from Hampshire High School, Class of 2001. At 15 years old, Matt became a Junior Fireman and for the next 20 years, served as a faithful and devoted member of the Romney Fire Company. He attended Community Bible Assembly of God Church and most recently had been employed at the Potomac Center providing direct support and assistance to “his kids.”
Matt had many interests and enjoyed most every aspect of life. He could play the harmonica, enjoyed fishing, hunting and exploring with his medal detector. He had a special love of music and listening to the rock and roll “oldies.” Matt was very much a people person and had a terrific sense of humor. He loved a good joke and telling them. He was inherently funny. He had a wonderful spirit that helped him through the last 3 years of health struggles and never complained during all his treatments. Anyone who knew him knew you couldn’t embarrass him, but he could embarrass you. He had an ability to laugh at himself and see the humor in about everything. He never met a stranger and befriended anybody who was willing.
Friends will be received on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jim Kinnamon officiating. Interment will follow at Indian Mound Cemetery in Romney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Matt’s name to: Romney Fire Company ~ 175 S. High St. ~ Romney, WV 26757
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511