Matthew McCarter

  • Born: November 14, 1979
  • Died: July 7, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

On July 7, 2019, Matthew McCarter, doting husband and father of four, passed away at the age of 39.

Matthew was born November 14, 1979 in Salinas, California, but grew up in Rockford, Illinois.

Matthew was an accomplished guitarist, an awarded weight lifter, and a national champion martial artist. At the age of 19 he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission to St. Petersburg, Russia for two years. In 2003 he married Miriam Elaine, and he was the heart of her heart. They brought three beautiful sons and a fabulous daughter into this world. There was no shortage of love in their home.

In 2009 Matthew earned a PhD in business management and began an accomplished and promising career as a professor. He loved to work with others to create and innovate. He was a gifted instructor and an example of love and service to all.

Matthew was dedicated to his church and his family. He reached out to friends and strangers alike. His heart was good as gold. His family was the light of his life and he served them with all his heart. He'll be missed more than words can say.

Matthew was preceded in death by his father, Gregg Victor McCarter. He is survived by his loving wife, Miriam, and his four adoring children, Gabriel (14), Hyrum (12), John (10), and Liberty (6).

The funeral will be managed by Porter Loring Mortuary North in San Antonio, Texas. Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 11:30 to 12:30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

1:00 PM

Interment to follow at Hill Country Memorial Gardens.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Miriam and Family, We just heard of Matt's passing and are so sorry for your loss. You all blessed us with your generosity when we lived in Illinois. Recently I was thinking of the car challenges we had and how your family let us take your little car to Vandalia to go rescue ours. We will forever remember the blessing that Matt gave Mike as he was finishing up his PhD and searching for a job. His words brought peace to our family. Matt was always eager to serve us and do anything he could. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mike and Michelle Barrus - Kingston, RI - friend   August 19, 2019

Miriam, we are so sad to hear of your devastating loss. Matt was such a dynamic, entertaining, intelligent, and caring man. We have good memories of our days back in Champaignand discovering to our delight that we are relatives of your family! It's been a while since we've been in touch but we want you to know you are in our prayers. Our deepest condolences, Mindy and Kevin (PS if you ever need a place to stay in Denver you are most welcome!)

Posted by Mindy Hoffman - Louisville, CO - Family   July 22, 2019

Miriam and family, We love you so much and send our love and prayers. The Spirit speaks peace to my mind that Heavenly Father knows and loves Matt and will bless your family forever. God loves you and will give you compensatory blessings. Thanks for sharing your lives with us while in Champaign. Much love to you.

Posted by Marilee Johnson - Savoy, IL - Friend   July 21, 2019

Miriam and Family, We just learned the news of Matt's passing. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn his loss and remember him. Matt was a blessing in our lives during graduate school. He was a faithful, insightful home teacher and caring and compassionate friend. He lived the gospel with zeal and was always ready with a helping hand. We pray for strength and comfort for your family at this most difficult time.

Posted by Kevin and Laura Turley - Rochester, NY - Friend   July 21, 2019

I really enjoyed professor McCarter for my management class in my undergrad! I was a public health major and dreaded taking the business class required. He really made me enjoy the class and I actually looked forward to going to class. I'm sorry to hear of his passing, he was a great professor and person.

Posted by Gabriela Ramos - Colorado Springs, CO - Student   July 20, 2019

Matt was such a brilliant teacher! UTSA has lost one of our best. I am deeply sorry for your family's loss.

Posted by Lindsay Ratcliffe - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   July 16, 2019

My deepest condolences. Matthew was an excellent and very talented colleague. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by Hazem Rashed-Ali - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   July 15, 2019

Matthew was a wonderful professor who truly cared about his students. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Mary Dixson - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   July 15, 2019

Matt was a wonderful scholar with great enthusiasm and zest for life. We will miss him greatly. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With all our love

Posted by Darcy & Rob Kamal - Long Beach, CA - Family Friend   July 15, 2019

Matt was a bright light of unique talents, conversation, and kindness. His example of Christlike love was an inspiration to me. Matt, thank you for your many efforts to show love and give your gifts for good. We are better because we knew you. Miriam and children, we hope you can feel the peace of our Savior and the comfort of covenants made. May you find a place of happiness and joy. I love you.

Posted by Elizabeth Jeffrey - American Fork, UT - Family   July 14, 2019

It's absolutely heartbreaking to hear of Matt's passing. He was such a wonderful friend and example of love and faith to our family. He will be missed. Our deepest condolences to Miriam and the children. We are praying for comfort and peace for the family.

Posted by Mika Karbassioon - Charleston, IL - Friend   July 14, 2019

Sending love and hugs, dear Miriam! Great Uncle Doug and great auntie Linda.

Posted by Linda Harding - Orem, UT - Family   July 14, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Matt well, but we asked for his help once to take some heavy things from our house over to a mutual friend's home. He brought your two oldest sons with him and I remember that when we thanked him, he thanked us instead for the opportunity to teach his boys how to serve. I've always remembered his kindness to us and those friends that he Home Taught at the time. After my brief interactions with Miriam and Matt and getting to teach Liberty in nursery for a short time I have absolutely no doubt of the love that you all have for each other in your family. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ruthanne Laws - New Braunfels, TX - Friend   July 13, 2019

Loved our visits and friendship in San Antonio! A great example of stewardship, dedication, and hard work, Matt will be greatly missed by all. Our best to Miriam and kids. He is in loving hands and about his Fathers business now.

Posted by Todd and Amanda Westenskow Family - Salem, UT - friend   July 13, 2019

Families are forever!

Posted by Hema Katoa - Lehi, UT - Friend   July 13, 2019

I'm so blessed to have known Matt. He was such a great example to me. I'll forever be grateful for him taking me to Europe, teaching me how to protect myself, teaching me games, and showing me what true love is in his family. I miss you Matt, Mir, and my cousins. I'm thinking and praying so much for you.

Posted by Alyssa Jeffrey - UT - Family   July 12, 2019

Matt was a sweet friend and my home teacher my freshman year of college at NIU. His knowledge of the gospel as a new convert was always impressive to me. I'm so shocked and so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kevin Hiatt - Kernersville, NC - friend   July 12, 2019

Matt will be greatly missed. Matt was a great friend and someone I looked up too. I enjoyed all the times we competed in weightlifting competitions together and have fond memories of hanging out. Praying for comfort for his family.

Posted by Mark Judson - O'Fallon, MO - Friend   July 12, 2019

Miriam, I love you. I am so sorry. We love Matt. We love you all so so much. Please know you are in my prayers.

Posted by Sharon Wilcox Gilchrist - North Ogden, UT - Family   July 12, 2019

My heart is so very heavy for your loss, Miriam. I pray that you and the kids may find peace in the assurance of an eternal perspective that the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides. God bless you. Love, Uncle Marty

Posted by Martin Ladwig - Inkom, ID - family   July 12, 2019

I love you Mir! Matt is such a sweet man and will be missed.

Posted by Rosanne Robertson - Orem, UT - Family   July 12, 2019

Matt was a brilliant behavioral scientist and wonderful person. He will be missed.

Posted by Bryan Bonner    July 12, 2019

Matthew McCarter was a great man who had many successful accomplishments throughout his life. He will be truly missed. Miriam, your family is in our prayers. We mourn with you and want you to know that we love you very much. Please if you need anything just let me know.

Posted by McKay Wilcox - Woodbridge, VA - family   July 12, 2019

Not and kids, we send our love and pray the comforter will be with you.

Posted by Moana Wilcox - Vineyard, UT - Family   July 12, 2019

Our family is so very sad to hear about Matt's passing. He was a great guy and a kind man. Our prayers go out to his wife and children!

Posted by Bryce Harding - Midway, UT - Family   July 12, 2019

I loved Matt like a brother and I sorely miss him and wish I had kept in better contact. I met Matt just before my mission and became my brother in the Gospel after I came home in 1999. May God be with his family and those that are left behind.

Posted by Dana Lamps - Downey, ID - Family Friend   July 12, 2019

Dear Miriam and family. We are very sorry for your loss. We Love Matt, you & the children. We will have good memories of Matt. He is a good father, husband and friend. RIP Matt, Amen, Heavenly Father, please be with us, Amen.
Love Bill & Nancy

Posted by Bill & Nancy Lamps - Rockford, IL - Friend   July 12, 2019

Dear Miriam and family, We loved Matt, and had many good memories of our times together. We will miss him. May God bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by Nancy Lamps - Rockford, IL   July 12, 2019

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