He was born Feb. 5, 1996, in Goshen, Ind. to Heather Simmons.
Matt was a student at Farifield High School where he excelled academically, particularly in physics, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. He was a member of the wrestling team, and also held a job at the Lincolnway Mart in Goshen.
She survives along with a step-father: Billy Silcox; grandparents: Jeri and Gary Simmons, of Millersburg; uncle and aunt: Ian and Stacie Simmons, Syracuse, Ind.; cousins: Paige and Carter Simmons; and a great-grandmother: Patricia Walsh.
Friends may call 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Grace Community Church prior to the 11 a.m. memorial service. Family friend and church elder, Darin Holsopple will officiate. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Matthew Simmons memorial fund, c/o Fairfield High School.