Matthew L. Brady

Born: Thu., Jun. 29, 1978
Died: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

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Matthew L. Brady, 39, of Michigantown, passed away at 12:38 pm Sunday, November 12, 2017, in an auto accident in Clinton County. Matthew was born June 29, 1978, in Kokomo, to Jack A. Brady and Carol S. (Jackson) Brady. On December 4, 2005, he married Autumn Nichole Reef, in Lafayette.


Matthew was a 1997 Kokomo High School graduate. He attended Danville Community College. He graduated from IVY Tech with an associate’s degree in Fire Science. Matthew worked in the paint shop at Subaru in Lafayette for 6 years. He was a beloved and active member of the Michigantown Christian Church where he served as a Deacon, always providing smiles, comfort and welcome to everyone around him. With a lifelong love of basketball, Matthew was a member of the YMCA of Kokomo, City League Basketball, and took great joy in coaching his daughters 4th and 5th grade girls Travel Basketball team from Western Intermediate School. His family, though, was his greatest earthly love, and more than anything, he enjoyed being with them, whether at home, church, a sporting event or traveling around the country creating memories and learning about history with them.


Survivors include his wife, Autumn Nichole Brady; three daughters, Alexis C. Brady, Regan N. Brady, and London J. Brady; a son, Jordan M. R. Brady; his parents, Jack and Carol Brady; two brothers, Jonathan (Lisa) Brady, of Kokomo, and Shawn (Kendra) Brady, of Roscoe, ILL; five nieces, Contessa (Brandon) Goins, Chelsie Lawson, Cheyenna Lawson, Autumn Brady and Makenzie Brady; nephew, Jace Brady; great-niece, Brenlynn Goins; great-nephew, Parker Bannon; mother-in-law, Robin J. Reef, of Forest; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents.


Services will be at 11:00 am Friday, November 17, 2017, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main Street, Russiaville, with Karl Kercheval officiating. Burial will follow in Russiaville Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 3pm - 8pm also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Children’s Educational Fund. Online condolences may be made at

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Joy McCorkle
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
All of your family is in my thoughts and prayers, and you will continue to be. He had such a kind and caring soul. We all are blessed to have known him. I never saw him without a smile on his face. I could always tell how much he loved you all. Take care of each other and let me know if I can help in any way.

Love you all!

Sam Guilliams
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
I'd only begun to scratch the surface of getting to know Matt, but one thing I noticed right away. When Matt walked into any room, he made it brighter. It didn't matter if he said a word or if he stood quietly with that familiar smile on his face, he made the moment better by him just being there. Every follower of Christ should strive to have the same said about them.

I loved talking Pacers basketball with him too...glad Matt has great box seats now to cheer the rest of us on toward heaven. Hebrews 12:1-2

Angela Garrett
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. It is my prayer that you and your family feel the loving arms of the Father carrying you through this time. Remember the words of Christ...I will never leave you or forsake you. Be comforted.

Bob Woods
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
I would like to express my most sincere sympathy to all of Matt's family and friends. He was such a loving and joyous man who was unfailingly kind to everyone. I will always remember his big smile and firm handshake every time I saw him. His tragic passing at a young age is beyond our comprehension, but we trust in a faithful God Who is wise and compassionate. May God give an extra measure of grace to Autumn and everyone who loved Matt. I will look forward to seeing him again.

Nicole Brock & Family
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
To your entire family, May God Wrap his loving arms around all of you at this time of loss, in the days, weeks, and years ahead, He will heal the brokenhearted, and promises us never to leave us, Your being uplifted every day in Hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all, So very sorry to hear of his loss. God Bless

Coach Mawbey
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
Matt was a true Champion in everything he did.

His classroom work ethic led to the honor roll!

His dedication to basketball led him to be a starting center on 3 sectional, 3 regional, 1 semi-state Championships and 69 victories for his Kokomo Wildcats!!!

I never coached a harder worker or nicer person than Matt Brady! To have coached him was my honor!

Rest In Peace big man!


Barbie Casler
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray your family will find peace and be surrounded by the love you need. I am Reyn's great-aunt so I only know Regan from your family. Regan is a very beautiful girl inside and out. My heart hurts for all your family. God bless you.

Jennifer Bowen
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
Autumn. You are in my thoughts and prayers as well as your family! I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you.

Craig McGrew
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
I am the referee for Subaru basketball on Sundays. Matt is the only player in my 27 years of reffing that yelled at me because I called a foul on the other team, giving Matt 2 free throws. He said he didn't need any favors and would rather work to score than to be given a break - that's why he is still my favorite player in the league.

My prayers are with you.


John Ferguson
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
You were a credit to this earth Matt. I can’t believe you’re gone brother. I’m so thankful we crossed paths in the best of times playing ball at KHS.

Matthew Hobaugh
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
Autumn, I am so sorry. I pray that our Lord Jesus will cover you and the whole family with his love, comfort, and the most wonderful peace you could ever experience. My prayers are with you.