Matthew Steven Torbett

July 27, 1984 ~ April 11, 2019

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Jonesborough, TN

Matthew Steven Torbett has now gone to be with our Lord Jesus Christ and his beloved mother, Janis Torbett.

Matt had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. He graduated from David Crockett High School where he was an avid football player. His skills and abilities earned him a football scholarship to Tusculum University where he was a member of a championship team. After football, he was a member of the Johnson City Rugby Team. If it was a physical sport, Matt enjoyed it.

While Matt had several local jobs, he had settled into his career with Gemini Energy Services doing maintenance and construction of wind turbines. This job had afforded him the opportunity to see the majority of the United States, which he enjoyed.

Matt was a gentle giant who loved his family and friends without question. A kind and generous soul, always ready to help.

His passing will leave a large hole in our lives and the many friends he has developed through his life.

Matt was preceded in death by: his beloved mom, Janis Torbett; his paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Ronald L. Torbett, Sr.; and his maternal grandparents, Geter and Pauline Greene.

Left to mourn this loss are: his father, Ronald L. Torbett, Jr., and his wife, Lesa J. Torbett; his beloved brother, Ronald Brooks Torbett, and his wife, Christy Torbett; niece, Adylin B. Torbett; half-sister, Kristy Torbett; his brother, Jason A. Greenlee, his wife Candice, and their children; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, workmates, teammates, and more friends than can be counted. All who met Matt were won over by his quick wit, winning personality, and his beautiful smile.

Heaven’s gain is our sorrow, but one day we will be together with Christ forever.

A memorial service will be held at 7 PM Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Morris-Baker. Pastor Estel Williams and Pastor Donnie Humphrey will officiate.


Memorial Service: April 27, 2019 7:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521

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  1. Teresa Milhorn says:

    i am so sorry to hear about the loss

  2. Cindy Adorante says:

    Dear Ronnie and Brook,
    We were so sorry to learn about Matt. This is a difficult road to have to be on and we will continue to keep you in our hearts everyday. Joe and I plan to be at the service on Sunday. Until then, know God’s love and peace and His Holy Spirit are with you…even when it doesn’t feel like it…He never abandons us.

  3. Levasseur Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless.

  4. Christy thompson says:

    Sending prayers to friends and family.

  5. Vickie and Larry Privette says:

    Ronnie and Brooks, we are so sorry for your loss! Matt was a great guy! Watched him play many a football game. Prayers to your family

  6. Natalie Mazzotta says:

    Matt was a beloved friend and coworker. We enjoyed the many years of friendship with Matt, who was always a guy we could count on to do a great job representing our company. He is already dearly missed by many, a testament to his big heart. Nicknamed, “Breezy”, Matt was a top wind technician and shared his enthusiasm with all that he met on site, showing leadership and quality work to the new technicians that looked up to him. His smile and fun personality deepened the bond that went beyond work. His already very missed. Love and prayers to the Torbett family and friends. Best, Natalie

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