Matthew John Murphy

August 15, 1980 - May 11, 2021

Matthew John Murphy, 40, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers, FL, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was born August 15, 1980 in Fort Myers.

Matthew was of the Christian faith and attended New Life Church. He was a loving son, a brother, and a friend to so many that loved and cared for him so much.  Matthew was a very hard worker and could fix anything he put his hands on. He was a window installer by trade, and a great handyman to whoever needed him.

Matt loved people and would make new friends wherever he went. He loved a party and to have a good time. Matthew will be remembered by his infectious smile and his big heart. He will be dearly missed by many. 

He is survived by his loving mother, Wendy Haines (Tom) of Fort Myers; siblings, Michell Vazquez (Bobby) of Alva, FL, and Michael Murphy (Jeanne) of Fort Myers; his close friends, Zane Parent, David Rice, and Clint Killam; as well as a large and loving extended family and many friends.

Matthew was preceded in death by his father, John William Murphy.

Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 1:00 PM until the time of service.

Please click to watch Matt’s Memorial Tribute Video:

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Ava Stewart May 14, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Rest In peace young man.

  2. megan parent May 14, 2021 at 8:43 am

    We love and Miss you so much Our Mission Matt, We wish had More time with you!!! xoxoxox

  3. Lindsey & David Rice May 14, 2021 at 9:32 am

    We love you Matt and you will always be in our hearts, We will never forget you!! Wish we could’ve gone on one more mission with you !! XOXOXO

  4. Nikki Stancel May 17, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I will never forget you. My first and my dearest childhood friend. We had some crazy fun times. I love you sweet friend. Give dad a hug for me. Until we meet again…

  5. Danny Sawyer May 19, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Matt brother you were a good friend and will be truly missed. Your presence in the ring and in life was a pleasure.

  6. Wendy Haines May 25, 2021 at 9:20 am

    To my precious son I will miss you until we meet again in heaven! I love you so very much my sweet baby boy! The day you left a big part of me left too. Til we meet again!❤️❤️💔💔

  7. Terrry Davis May 25, 2021 at 9:31 am

    You will forever live on we all miss you and love you Mattew a legend ❤

  8. Emeline May 25, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Still so unbelievable I’m just happy to say I got to know you for who you are a beautiful person inside and out…. The love your mother and sister , family had for you.. went beyond… You’re truly missed.
    R.i.p Bro

  9. Chris Dobert May 25, 2021 at 9:51 am

    We are saddened that your life wasn’t short had so much potential..remembering you as a little guy playing with our son Scott.You had that charm and winning smile always.The world will miss you…RIP

  10. Chris Dobert May 25, 2021 at 9:57 am

    We are saddened that your life was cut short had so much potential..remembering you as a little guy playing with our son Scott.You had that charm and winning smile always.The world will miss you…RIP

  11. David Soden May 25, 2021 at 10:08 am

    So sorry you left us so early Matt, but we will be reunited in the kingdom of God! I love you as a son! David

  12. CHERYL J CARRUTHERS May 25, 2021 at 10:54 am


  13. David May 25, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    My brother still can’t believe this is true. You are at peace now. Tell Casey, Brian, and 2 pac i said whats up. Until we meet again watch over us all… i wish we had one more crazy fishin trip.. until we meet again, me and my family love ya, fly high bub like i know you will

  14. Regina Barnett May 25, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Beautiful presentation of Matthew, he will be greatly missed ✝️💜

  15. nettie daubert May 28, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Rest n peace Matthew. You are missed by so many who have watch you grow, and who love you. Wendy and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

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