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Matthew Thomas Diesing

February 20, 1977 — June 1, 2024

Knoxville

Matthew Thomas Diesing, age 47 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a courageous 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer.  Matthew was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle and loved his family very much.  He served in the United States Marine Corps for 7 years and was stationed at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.  After serving, he came back home and worked at ORNL as a fireman for 22 years.

Matthew is survived by his Wife of 23 years, Christina "Christie" Coile Diesing; Daughter, Alexis Diesing; Sons, John Thomas and Brody Diesing; Parents, Bill and Dorothy Diesing; Sisters, Christine Rogers, Carolyn Weinbaum and Cathleen Diesing; Brother, Mark Diesing; Several Uncles, Aunts, Nieces and Nephews.  He is also survived by his special Firefighter Brothers and Sisters.

Matthew's funeral service will be held Friday, June 7, 2024 at 7:00pm at Mynatt Funeral Home Powell Chapel with Rev. Tony Gomillion officiating. The family will be receiving friends prior to the service from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Mynatt Funeral Home in Powell, TN.  Due to scheduling conflicts with the cemetery, family and friends will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 7:15am at Mynatt Funeral Home Powell Chapel and go in procession to East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery for an 8:30am interment service with full Military honors.  If you wish not to participate in the rolling procession, you may meet at the cemetery at 8:30am.  

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that gifts may be made in the name of Matthew Diesing to the Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org or by mail to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.  You may also donate by phone at (855) 448-3997.

Mynatt Funeral Home Powell Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Matthew Thomas Diesing.

Mynatt Funeral Home Powell Chapel, 2000 Powell Drive, Powell TN 37849.  (865) 362-5382.  www.mynattfh.com 
To send flowers to the family in memory of Matthew Thomas Diesing, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, June 7, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, June 7, 2024

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Interment

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Starts at 8:30 am (Eastern time)

East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914

Family and friends will meet at 7:15am at Mynatt Funeral Home Powell Chapel and go in procession to East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for an 8:30am interment service with military honors.

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