Born January 7, 1927, in Highland Township, Oregon County, Missouri, Matthew William was the son of William Leonard and Carrie Mae Clark Moots, who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Ray and Donald Dean Moots.
Matthew Moots was a motivational speaker.
Survivors include three sisters, Jewell (Judy) Moots and Evelyn (Jeanie) Moots, both of Dodge City, Kansas, and Sue Boyd Guthrie and her husband, Joe, of Lake Worth, Florida; three brothers, Ira (Bill) Moots, of Kirksville, Glen Moots and wife, Donna, of Hurdland, Missouri, and Leon Moots, of Edina, Missouri; as well as, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Matthew William Owen Moots will be held at a later date. As per his request, his body was cremated.