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Dennis Fred Matchett

Dennis Fred Matchett, age 68, of VFW Village in Fort McCoy, Florida passed away on May 25, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. Dennis was born July 23, 1948 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Fred Matchett and Florence Rose Cheshire Matchett. Dennis graduated from Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, Florida in 1966 and served his country in the U. S. Navy as an Airplane Mechanic. Dennis worked for many years as a welder and fabricator. Dennis is preceded in death by his father, Fred Matchett, his mother, Florence Rose Cheshire Matchett, and his sister, Judith May Matchett Brown. He is survived by his ex-wife, Sonia Jean Cosseboom Avery, daughters, Jodi Dayle Matchett Hoffman (Scott Johnson), and Jessica Dayle Matchett (Sterling Berry-Whitlock), grandsons, Albert C. Hoffman, Jr. and Nicholas W. Hoffman, brother, Michael Francis Matchett, and Steven Morris Matchett, two nephews, and five nieces.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 10, at 11:00AM at Milam Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VFW Village 13005 NE 155th Street Ft. McCoy, FL 32634.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!