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Matthew William Crate

June 26, 1966 — August 17, 2015

Matthew Crate, 49, was born on 26 June, 1966 in Fukuoak Machi, Iwateken Japan. After graduating high school in Vidor, Matt joined the U.S. Navy and served four honorable years. After his service he followed his passion; cooking. Matt had a way with people, getting to know them as individuals and gaining lifetime friends. Through his cooking he was able to travel around the U.S.. His career peaked as he worked at the Pompano Club in Port Neches, TX. Matt also enjoyed fishing, barbequing and life adventures. He is survived by his wife, Denise Crate of Orange, mother, Doris Haire of Vidor, father, Milton Crate and his wife Marty of Rochester, 3 brothers, Thomas Lewis of Alfomonte Springs, FL, Damon Haire of Vidor, and Michael Crate of South Bend, IN, and step-son, Taylor Porter. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Samantha Jackson, step-father, Thomas Lewis, Jr. and step-father, Samuel Haire. Matt will be dearly missed by many. Visitation will be Friday, August 21, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor

1750 Texas 12, Vidor, TX 77662

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor

1750 Texas 12, Vidor, TX 77662

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