He was born the son of Harold F. Gillett and Vickey (Cooper) Green. He married Brandi S. Perkins on April 9, 2005 in Bluff City.
Survivors include his wife Brandi Gillett of Vernon; two children Braden and Katie Gillett of Vernon; mother Vickey Green, husband Hubert of Vandalia; half-brother Randy Gillett; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Harold and sister Chresta Erlinger.
Matt was a conductor for CN Railroad. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. More than anything he loved spending time with his family.
Services for Matt will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka. Burial will follow at Pratt Cemetery with Pastor David Rogers officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka.
Memorial contributions may be made towards a scholarship fund for his children. Please make checks payable to Brandi. Online condolences and memories of Matt may be shared with the family at daymaczfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook.