It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Matthew Stover, loving and devoted husband, father, and friend to all whose lives he touched, on February 13, 2019. He was called home surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with cancer.\n \nMatt was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 19, 1971 and married the love of his life, Kimberly Stover, on September 1, 1995.\n \nPresident Theodore Roosevelt once said "Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us." Matt embodied this ideal and embraced a cause bigger than himself by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and eventually becoming a commissioned officer and naval aviator. Before becoming the current Executive Officer of MCAS Beaufort, he flew CH-46s and KC-130s culminating with serving as the Commanding Officer of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152.\n \nMatt's infectious personality, kind and giving nature, and smile that lit up any room he entered will be missed by all who knew him.\n \nMatt is survived by his wife, Kimberly Stover, their four sons Gabriel, Ethan, Caleb, and Isaac, his father Harry Stover Jr., and his brother Vincent Stover.\n \nPlease join us in celebrating his life at a memorial in the Chapel aboard MCAS Beaufort on Wednesday, February 20th at 10am. A visitation at Anderson Funeral Home, Hwy 170, Beaufort, South Carolina, will follow between 2pm and 4pm.\n \nThe family requests that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to either the Semper Fi Fund or the Wingman Foundation.