October 7, 1993 - February 25, 2017
CRESTON - Matthew James McComas, 23, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
Born on October 7, 1993 in Wadsworth to Rev. Jim and Beth (Casteele) McComas, Matt grew up in Creston and was a graduate of Norwayne High School. Matt was a handsome, intelligent, polite and kind young man. He loved life and his family and friends. He was an avid tv watcher, car buff, history lover and always loved a good discussion on politics and current events.
He was a passionate Northeast Ohio sports fan, cheering on the Browns, Indians, Cavs and Ohio State Buckeyes. Matt grew up in and was a member of Canaan Free Will Baptist Church. Everyone that knew Matt loved him. He touched each of those he came in contact with. We are all better for having him in our lives for the short time God gave him to us and he will forever be in our hearts.
Matthew is survived by his parents, Jim and Beth McComas and brother Aaron of Nashville, TN, grandfather, James D. McComas of Creston; grandmother, Karen Logsdon of Lodi and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hester and Charley Casteele.
Services will Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Canaan Free Will Baptist Church in Creston where friends may call Friday from 3-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to Free Will Baptist North American Ministries, 5233 Mt. View Rd., Antioch, TN 37013 or Robby’s Voice – Break the Silence, 1114 North Court St., #123, Medina, OH 44256.
To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left.
Name: Earl & Pat Rupp
Words can not express how much we feel your pain at this very sad time. Please accept our sincere condolences. Prayers and love to you all. God be with you
Name: Rene and Neal Chaffi
Dearest Beth, Rev. Jim and Aaron,
There are no words to express how deeply saddened we were to hear of Matt's passing. Joey is heartbroken. But he said "Mom, I know Matt was saved and is with Jesus." Only fellow believers can truly know what that means. You are great parents and great people. My prayer for your family is that God will give you peace as only He can give. We are so sorry for your loss. You will remain in our prayers.
Name: Edwin Hayes
To Brother Jim and Sister Beth we offer our condolences to you on the passing of Matt. You all are precious friends and we will be praying for you. We can trust the Lord even in the darkest times.
Edwin & Linda Hayes
Name: Jennifer Hartman
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You were always special to mom and dad. My heart goes out to you. Will be praying for you. ??
Name: Rev Ron & Illene Bauman
We feel for this loss, and pray for peace and strength as only God can provide. Our prayers and love will continue for you Bro. Jim & Beth & son.
To The Family and Friends Of Matthew
You have My Deepest Sympathy
So sorry for your loss
My Prayers and Thoughts go out to you all
I used to live in Rittman
God Bless All of you
Hudson Ohio 44236
Name: Bruce and Sandy Heishman
Our deepest condolences to the McComas family. We are all deeply heart broken by the loss of Matt. Our prayers for peace and healing at this most difficult time.
Name: John, Joan & Jacob Morgan
Jim, Beth and Aaron:
Losing someone we love is not easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life before he went to rest in eternal salvation. We are so sorry for your loss. May you hold your memories close to you as you keep moving forward.
Name: Paulette Copley Carbaugh
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you.
Paulette Copley Carbaugh
Name: Alton and Delois Loveless
Psalm 139. He knows those that are His and in His book all the days of our life are written. Psalm 34:7 The angels of the Lord encamp around us and delivers those that know Him.
We lost a son in 1968 and seldom a day passes that his thought of him does not come to me. Memories are God's great gift to us.
My sincere prayer to the McComas family.
Name: Carolyn Duskey Lutz
Our hearts hurt with each of you who loved your precious child. May your strong faith and our Precious Lord's strong arms hold you close until the clouds of sadness lighten. I think of that song "Back of the Clouds" when things are hard to understand. Many share your grief. You are loved and In Jesus Love,
Name: Linda H Stepps
My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days.
May God give you comfort as only He can
Name: Kelli snyder-bridwell
Jim and beth-
I know there are no words to help ease the pain you are experiencing! Please know we love you and we are praying for peace and strength for you during the hardest thing anyone would ever have to experience! May you feel the comfort of the Lord's arms around you!
Kelli, Jordan, Lauryn and Hayden Bridwell
Name: Julie Leathers
Thoughts and prayers with the McComas family. May God comfort and bless you during this time of sorrow!
Name: Peggy Sword Bragg
Email message:: Please accept my sympathy in the passing of your son. Your family will be in my prayers. Peggy Sword Bragg
Name: ms.garland ferguson
My thoughts and prayers are with jim and beth aron all the mccomas familys so sorry for your loss june ferguson
Name: Brandon, Mandy and Johnathan Miller
Bro.Jim, Beth and Aaron,
We are so very sorry for your loss! There are no words that will comfort you at this time, so we are just praying for a comfort that you will know can only come from God! Our hearts are breaking for each one of you. We love you guys!
Brandon, Mandy and Johnathan Miller
Name: Rev. Joe Ballance
Brother Jim, Prayers being lifted for the McComas family. God's comfort to you all.
Name: Deidra Bolton and Ray Spangler
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.. Much love to the family...
Name: Bricks Lowe
Matt... I'm fortunate to have known you for the past 7 months. Words can't express how I felt when I got the call that night. You are truly one of the best people I've ever had the opportunity to be close friends with, and this loss will create a void in all our lives that will be impossible to fill. Sports talk radio will never be the same without you, bro.
My deepest sympathies to Matt's family. He was an amazing young man and will be missed by many of us in the Akron community.
Name: Kathy and Ed Fisk
Praying for your family.
Name: Terry Phelps
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Name: Rev. Gerald & Debbie Clevenger
We are so sorry for this very difficult time you are going through. You are in our thoughts and prayers that God will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
Name: Rev. Don & Cathy Draughn
We and the people of Ben Avenue FWB Church are praying for you that God will comfort you with His peace.
Name: Nan McIlvaine
How very sad to hear of the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you Pastor Jim and your family. You re in my prayers and thoughts.
Name: Gary and Carolann Oswald
Dear Jim, Beth, and Aaron,
We want to send a message of heart-felt care to you at this most difficult time of loss, and sorrow. We also want to say that the memorial for Matthew was the most meaningful such service that we have attended in a very long time. We appreciate so much Beth's written tribute, and Jim's God given message of truth, challenge, and hope. It was good to smile over some funny times, but the baseball, and Kelly's Island shore stories were gripping. May the Lord be pleased to bless you through and on. Our family sends thoughts of sympathy. We are praying.
Name: richard garcia
Beth, I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you and your family the strength. My most sincere condolences to your family.
Name: Carolyn Duskey Lutz
Dear Ones: My love and prayers are with each of you at this sad time. Matt must have been a vibrant person and when someone as that leaves us it leaves a void none could replace. Yet we know that He now has seen the Master and sits at his feet rejoicing. Those of many communities are sharing in your sorrow. Jim, your words to the whole community were so very well spoken. I pray that Matt's passing will cause many to come to the saving knowledge of Christ our Lord. Even though I am old in age I have attended 7 different drug related meetings 6 in Wadsworth and one at Norton Grace Church, because if I can help just one person I will. I care about you and your family and all those who suffer with the problems of addiction. In Jesus Love,
Name: Rev. Mark & Diana Cavinee
Pastor, Diana and I listened to your message at your son's funeral this evening and it brought both joy and sadness to our hearts. Joy that the angels in Heaven are rejoicing, and sadness for you and your family over the death of Matthew.
Diana and I pastored the First Wesleyan Church in Rittman for 9 years.
Blessings on you and your family.
Pastor Mark & Diana Cavin