Dunnellon- Matthew “Matt” Scott Banham, 60, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at his residence while under the care of his family and Hospice of Marion County. He was born on July 30, 1960 in Portsmouth, VA. Matt grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and Fairfax County, VA, attending Chantilly High School, before moving to Florida with his family around 1994 and then to Jackson, NH in 2006 where he worked part time at the Red Fox Restaurant in Jackson. After his father passed in 2007, he returned to Dunnellon, FL during the winters to be with his mother. He was Christian by faith and had a passion for the outdoors, especially hiking, photography, playing basketball, tennis, and golf. Matt will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert G. Banham, Jr. and his grandson, Deklin Oldt. He leaves behind his children, Ryan Oldt, Josh Oldt, Troy Banham, Tara Mendoza and Carly Rubio; his mother, Nancy Banham; his brothers, Michael and Herbert Banham; his sisters, Cindy Fitzgerald and Laura Wilton and his twelve remaining grandchildren.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, if you find it in your hearts, please donate to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests at https://forestsociety.org/regions/white-mountains, or the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html .
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