Matthew Trent Abernathy, age 37, of Brookville, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 8, at his residence in Brookville.

Born November 20, 1982 in Connersville, he was the son of Charles Abernathy & Shirley (Mullins) Abernathy.

Matthew worked in construction for most of his life, most recently for Ison’s Quality Roofing & Construction. In his leisure time he enjoyed hiking and the outdoors, as well as building and rehabbing old houses.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Abernathy of Greensburg, Indiana; his father & step-mother, Charles & Theresa Abernathy of Laurel; three siblings, Trevor (Natalie) Abernathy of Connersville, Katie (William Davis) Abernathy of Greensburg, and Brandi Abernathy of Brookville, and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clinton Abernathy and Wilma Abernathy.

There will be no public services. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Abernathy family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit