The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 9, 2014

Matthew Brown

JOPLIN, Mo. — Matthew James Brown, age 37, Joplin, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his residence.

Matthew was born May 16, 1976, in Joplin and was a Joplin resident most of his life. He worked in sales at area furniture stores, including Furniture Factory Outlet and Slumberland Furniture. He was a sheet metal worker and belonged to the local sheet metal workers union. He had worked several years for Springfield Engineering.

Survivors include his parents, Esta and Robert Bucklin, Sr., Joplin; a daughter, Caitlin Brown, Joplin; a son, Tyler Brown, Joplin; two sisters, Kim See and her husband, Scott, Carl Junction, Shelly Hipfl and her husband, Steve, Frontenac, Kan.; one brother, Scott Bucklin, St. Joseph, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Matthew was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bucklin, Jr.

Graveside services are planned for Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. John Holman will officiate. Pallbearers will be Scott See, Bradley See, Nathan See, Stephen Hipfl, Ron See and Spencer See.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

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