He also played hard to enjoy everything life had to offer, whether it was taking big family or friends on trips to the Oregon Dunes, taking his son fishing, enjoying family time on his boat, or his coveted Elk Hunting trips to Weneha with his father every year. He had a great sense of humor.
He was an awesome husband and super Daddy to his very young children, and cherished his every minute with them. Matthew has so many friends one could easily lose count. He had a way of letting each and every friend he had feel close to him and he let it be known that he would always be there in time of need. Matthew always had a way to lighten any room he entered. He was generous and caring. He would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.
Matthew was a loving and protective Christian son. He was respected by all who knew him. He loved his children and wanted to make sure they knew Jesus.
The world has lost a very special person on this day and if you were fortunate enough to know him then you will always carry special thoughts and memories that he created and shared with all of us. We will always love and miss you Matthew Layton Schilling.
Matthew is survived by: his wife, Elisha of Albany; son, Carson Layton (4 years old); daughter, Peyton Layne Schilling (1 year old on July 25, 2012); parents, Don and Charlotte Schilling of Sweet Home; sisters, Angela (and her husband, Dennis) Watson of Albany, Laura Schilling (and her husband, Dusty Karr) of Queen Creek, Arizona; nieces and nephews, Angelica and Alex Esparza and Hannah and Taylor Watson. He is loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Sweet Home; 2470 Main Street, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386. Final burial will take place at Liberty Cemetery in Sweet Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.