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Matthew "Cody" Schurtleff

August 30, 1984 — March 9, 2020

Matthew “Cody” Shurtleff, 35, of Weatherford, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 9, 2020, in Weatherford.

Visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm Street, in Weatherford. A luncheon at noon will be followed by a service celebrating his life at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, at Central Christian Church, 1602 S. Main Street, in Weatherford. Burial will be private.

Cody was born on August 30, 1984, in Enid, Oklahoma. He was a joyful baby and greeted everyone with a smile. His future occupation was foreshadowed by his favorite pastime. From age two, Cody loved to cook. As a teen at Chisholm High School in North Enid, Oklahoma, he earned his Eagle Scout and, at age 17, volunteered to serve his country in the US Army. He served three tours of duty in Iraq and later attended Army Chef School, earning a certificate of excellence.
Cody was employed as a chef since moving to Weatherford in 2011. For the past two years, he worked at Baker’s Ribs. Cody was loved by his co-workers and will be remembered for his sense of humor, hard work, and dedication to his craft.
In addition to being a natural chef, Cody was a talented artist and writer. A long-time Tolkien fan, he enjoyed creating his own mythologies. Many of his characters were based on his Army “brothers,” to whom he remained dedicated. Cody was proud of his Irish heritage. He visited Ireland and enjoyed Celtic Music and symbols. He was a true friend to all who needed one and will be remembered as a loving and devoted son, nephew, and cousin.
Cody is survived by his mother, Carol Shurtleff; his brother and best friend, Kevin Arthur Shurtleff both of Weatherford; his aunt, Lynette Lobban of Norman, oklahoma; uncle, John (Mary) Shurtleff of Pewaukee, Wisconsin; and by his cousins, Sarah, Hannah, and Mia Lobban, Andy (Julie) Shurtleff, and Jeff (Peggy) Shurtleff.
Cody was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wayne and Marian Shurtleff, formerly of Enid, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, 255 Ranch Trail, Rockwall, Texas, 75032; 972-772-3282.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, March 14, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

913 North Elm Street, Weatherford, TX 76086

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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