Matthew Don Place Obituary

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Matthew Don Place of Wister, Oklahoma was born October 23, 1977 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Norval Duane, Sr. and Risé (Bailey) Place and passed away August 3, 2017 in Wister, Oklahoma at the age of 39.


He is survived by, His fiancé Robin Brannon of the home, his mother, Risé Place of Howe, Oklahoma. Four daughters: Shelby Place-Whiteis and husband Koby of Wister, Oklahoma, Shayla Sanchez and husband Gabe of Wister, Oklahoma, Mattison Davis and husband Justin of Hontubby, Oklahoma, Tyler Brannon of the home.Two sons, Keaton Place of Howe, Oklahoma, Hayden Brannon of the home.Three brothers, Norval Duane Place, Jr. and wife Nikki of Poteau, Oklahoma, Jarrod Place of Poteau, Oklahoma, Mark and Holly Place of Wister, Oklahoma. Two grandchildren, Aayden Matthew Sanchez of Wister, Oklahoma and Carter Davis of Hontubby, Oklahoma, one grandson on the way, Baby Boy Sanchez. His paternal grandmother, Ione Place of Poteau, Oklahoma. Many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of many friends.


He was preceded in death by his father, Norval Duane Place, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Norma “Mean” Mattox; maternal grandfather, Tommy Joe Bailey; paternal grandfather, Norval Eugene Place; one niece, Paige Barton-Place; one nephew, Caden Place; and one cousin, Behr Place.


Matt attended Heavener High School and was a Drilling Superintendent for Calyx Energy.


He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.


Matt loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a loving fiancé, father, son, brother, papa, uncle, grandson, cousin and friend. Matt will be dearly missed by many.


Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau, Oklahoma with Brother Sam Dyer, Reverend Roger Mattox, Reverend Jeff Mattox, and Reverend Rodney Mattox officiating.

Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Norval Duane Place, Jr., Jarrod Place, Mark Place, Justin Davis, Gabe Sanchez, Koby Whiteis, Hayden Brannon, Connor Place, Colton Wilson, Heath Place, and Chad Place.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Keaton Place, Joe Cruse, John Mundy, Robert Wooten, Dylan Roberts, Billy Shane Cripps, Joe Perry, Jadon Long, and Brycen Blankenship.

Viewing will be from noon until 8:30 p.m., Saturday; 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday, and 8:30 a.m. until noon, Tuesday.

To sign Matt’s online guestbook please visit

The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

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