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Matthew Joseph Thomas

Nov 27, 1974 Apr 1, 2024

Matthew Joseph Thomas, age 49, passed away at home on April 1, 2024. He was born November 27, 1974, in Delta, UT to Michael Reed Thomas and Laura Moody Thomas. In 1995 Matt married Kristi Nyberg and they had 4 children together. Matt and Kristi later divorced but remained close and raised their family together.

Matt was born in Delta, UT where he lived his first 8 years of life. After his father passed away, he moved to St. George, UT with his mother and 3 brothers and St. George became his home. He graduated from Dixie High School and attended Dixie College. He was a talented athlete, competing in motorcross, desert racing, football, wrestling, and multiple marathons. Matt loved the outdoors and found peace in the mountains. He loved his kids with all his heart. He was so proud and spoke highly of them to all who would listen. He cared deeply for his brothers, in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends, and all extended family. Matt worked with his family helping to run their recycling business, Recycle USA. He later managed Rocky Mountain Recycling and eventually started his own recycling business Thomas Metals. Matt was a hard worker and had a heart of gold. He would literally give the shirt off his back to a stranger. Matt loved to play pranks, both big and small, and he had such an infectious laugh. He will be incredibly missed.

Matt is survived by his daughter Bailee Thomas (Jacob Olsen) and his grandson Jack LaDell Olsen - St. George, UT; son Matthew Cutler Thomas - St. George, UT; daughter Joee Lynn Thomas (Mason Oki) - St. George, UT; daughter Ella Cindy Thomas - St. George, UT. Matt is also survived by his mother Laura Moody Thomas Smith (Doug) - Delta, UT, brothers; Jason Thomas (Nicole) - Delta, UT; Brandon Thomas (Wendy) - St. George, UT; Thurmon Thomas (Maria) - Hurricane, UT; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Michael Reed Thomas, Grandfather Thurmon Juel Moody, Grandmother Eva Dean Pace Moody, Grandfather “Bus” Eldon Reed Thomas, Grandmother Lerene Wheeler Thomas, and several Aunts and Uncles.

Funeral services will be Friday April 12, 2024, 11 am at Spilsbury Mortuary. Friends and family may come to the viewing Thursday April 11, 2024, from 5 - 7 pm and Friday April 12, 2024, 9:30 – 10:30 am. Interment will take place in Tonaquint Cemetery following the funeral.

Family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to view the service online by clicking on the link below.

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Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to sign Matt’s online guest book at


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110 S Bluff St

St. George, UT 84770

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Apr 5, 2024
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