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Saturday, January 13, 2024
11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)
Jon Matthew “Matt” Ashworth, 42, passed away at his residence in Texas City on the morning of December 29, 2023. Matt was born on May 2, 1981, in Galveston, TX. He graduated from Texas City High School in 1999 and from ITT Institute with an associate degree in computer science in 2007. He grew up in St John’s United Methodist Church.
Matt was an avid fan of the Astros, Texans, and Cowboys. He would watch nearly every game, donning the appropriate t-shirt or jersey, with his dad and son in recent years. Moaning and groaning or whoops of joy could be heard throughout the house on game days. He loved to fish with his dad and brother and play basketball in the driveway or baseball in the front yard with his son. From a very early age, Matt exhibited exceptional athletic skills. He played t-ball, little league baseball, youth basketball and club soccer. He helped lead his club soccer team, the Stars, to victory year after year often scoring over 30 goals each season. At the age of 12 he moved up to his brother’s team, Thunder n Lightning, helping the older guys have winning seasons. Though small in stature, Matt had huge skills. In high school, he was a 3 yr starter on varsity soccer for the Stingarees.
He returned to Stingaree stadium though this time as a parent in the stands proudly watching and rooting on his son as he played JV football for the past 2 seasons.
Matt loved listening to music – having a dance teacher mom using all kinds of music and a dad who loves country music as well as folk, rock, and easy listening, he was exposed to many different genres of music from an early age. Merle Haggard, Pentatonix, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, Zac Brown Band, and many others were heard coming from his room with him singing along.
He especially loved watching scary movies. Whenever a new one appeared at the “movie theatre near you” (as he called movie theatres as a young boy), he would rope his brother, nephew and son to go with him. The scarier the better.
Trips to Port Aransas to the beach were very special having gone there on vacations since he was a very small boy. A trip this past summer – a family reunion- to Port Aransas to the same condo facility he went to growing up was awesome.
Matt’s kindness and humor will be missed by his friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Iris and J.E. Springfield of Texas City, Margaret and Bruce Ashworth of Austin, and great-grandmother Gertie “Amsie” Hall of Bacliff.
Matt is survived by his parents Tom and Carol Ashworth of Texas City, son Tristan Ashworth of Texas City, brother and sister-in-law Jason and Crissy Ashworth of League City, nephew Wesley Ashworth and niece Sydney Ashworth of League City, aunts and uncles- Patti and Dick Shelton of Santa Fe, Jinx and Linda Springfield of Prince Frederick, MD, John and Shirley Ashworth of Cedar Park, cousins Shanon Griffin(Damon) of League City, Michael Killian(Amber) of League City, Erica Clark(Charles) of Dawsinville, Georgia, Garrett Springfield(Marta) of Ashburn, VA, Jenny Williamson(John) of Thorndale, and Ryan Ashworth of Austin, and numerous 2nd cousins.
A Celebration of Life visitation come and go will be held on Saturday January 13, 2024, from
11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Dress is very casual please.