Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Matthew “Matt” McKenna


Matthew “Matt” McKenna, 35, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021.

He was a native of Granville County, the son of Geoffrey McKenna (Michelle) and Theresa Harris. He was a plumber by trade. Matt was a loving father to his son, Liam Matthew McKenna. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and fishing with his cousins.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, August 12,2021 at the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his father and stepmother, Geoffrey and Michelle McKenna, and his mother, Theresa Harris; a son, Liam Matthew McKenna, sisters, Alicia McKenna, Tessa Gratz (Jerry), step-brothers, Robert Springle, Michael Springle and a step-sister, Jennifer Driver and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:30-12:45 P.M.


  • Nethel Garcia Posted August 9, 2021 10:32 pm

    I would love to attend the funeral

  • Joey pope Posted August 9, 2021 10:50 pm

    R.I.P my friend. You will never be forgotten

  • Bobby MOOREFIELD Posted August 10, 2021 3:30 pm

    Gone way to soon rip old buddy.

  • Tammy Davis Posted August 10, 2021 6:01 pm

    You was like a son to me you will be truly missed you were such a good soul ♥️

  • Andrew Hargis Posted August 10, 2021 6:42 pm

    Things will never be the same without u around. I love you my brother thanks for always being there. Thank you for all those times you shared when you hardly had it to spare. You are a real friend always have been. Fly High

  • Lisa Armour Posted August 10, 2021 8:08 pm

    Geoff and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember how Matt would make me laugh when he came into the office. May he rest in peace.

  • Carla Pope Posted August 10, 2021 9:32 pm

    I can’t believe you are really gone. Thank you for having my back and helping me when I needed it. Joey and I will miss you. Who is going to listen to Celine Dion with me now?

  • JoJo Posted August 10, 2021 11:09 pm

    First nelson and now you man. Imma miss you a lot. We had talked not too long ago the last time I saw you. You were like another brother to me through nelson. We love you Matt, hope you’re doing good wherever you are now man.

  • Christy Hargis Posted August 11, 2021 1:32 am

    I know your in heaven having a good time, hanging with old friends. Here on earth we hold your memory within our hearts. You will be missed. You were a great friend and a great father.

  • Andrés Zapotitla Posted August 11, 2021 1:41 am

    My wife and I want to express our condolences to the family of mister MacKenna for the loss of a young man, who was undoubtedly very loved and will be missed.

  • Elaine Jones Kay Posted August 11, 2021 9:09 am

    Geoff and Family. I am so sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and keep you during this time.

  • Cameron Wiseman Posted August 11, 2021 1:00 pm

    Rest In Peace Fat Matt I hate your gone God has a plan for you.

  • Daniel Evans Posted August 11, 2021 7:20 pm

    Sorry to hear of the family’s loss. We will be praying for the family. It is never easy to lose a loved one, however God can give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Ernie Posted August 11, 2021 8:19 pm

    You are all in my prayers. So sorry for this tragic loss. May God comfort you during this time of mourning.

  • Caryn and Ken Armstrong Posted August 11, 2021 8:48 pm

    Theresa – so sorry to just hear of your emmense earthly loss. Prayers are going out for you and your family during this grief-filled time. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug and some Christmas cookies. My heart is broken for you!

  • Clay & Cindi Stevens Posted August 11, 2021 9:17 pm

    Theresa and family, so very sorry to learn of Matt’s passing. Know we love you and cover you in prayer that God’s comfort and grace will sustain you.

  • Tammy T Estes Posted August 11, 2021 9:39 pm

    My condolences to the McKenna family. I met Matt through my grandson Aris family Matt was a kind respectful young man

  • Dustin & Bailey West Posted August 12, 2021 12:40 am

    Geoff and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time. Matt will be greatly missed!

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