William Matthew Hart, 52, of Christiansburg, Virginia, died Sept. 20, 2017. Matt was born in Christiansburg, November 27, 1964, to the late Henry Goldman Hart, Jr. and the late Ann Daingerfield Hart. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Rex Hart.
Matt is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Wayne King; a sister, Fran Hart, all of Christiansburg; a sister and brother-in-law, Sydney and Hugh Thomson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a nephew and niece-in-law, Mickey and Joni King; a nephew and niece-in-law, Jon and Mitzi King all of Christiansburg; a nephew, Forrest Hart of Pulaski; a nephew, Michael Robertson and a niece, Chandon Thomson of Myrtle Beach; and a niece, Shannon Hart. Also surviving are a grand-nephew, Ashton King, a grand-niece, Peyton King, and grand-niece, Parker Hart Pattishall, all of Christiansburg.
In addition, Matt is survived by his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Sammy, two canine nephews, Max and Cooper, and a canine niece, Kate. Other survivors include many cherished cousins and friends.
Matt worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. His greatest joys came from writing and from seeing others participate in the learning process. Matt was honored to engage in both activities during his lifetime.
In accordance with his wishes, Matt was cremated and his cremains will be scattered privately. A celebration of his life will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1301 Gladewood Road, Blacksburg, VA, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions may be made to Christiansburg Head Start, c/o New River Community Action, 110 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073; the Women’s Resource Center, P.O. Box 477, Radford, VA 24141; or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hornefuneralservice.com.