Frederick Matthew 'Matt' Polston

March 20, 1957 ~ April 14, 2019 (age 62)


Frederick Matthew ‘Matt' Polston, age 62, of rural Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio surrounded by his family. He was born March 20, 1957 in Vincennes, Indiana, the son of Neilan Keith and Barbara Jo (Powers) Polston. He married Melanie Yockey on August 15, 1998 and she survives.

Matt was a coal miner and known for being a really hard worker. Over the course of his life, he worked for J&R Coal Mine, Maeco, Inc., and Peabody Coal Company. He enjoyed nature, history, keeping chickens and honey bees, wood working, and helping people. His greatest love of all was his family.

Preceding him in death were parents.

Survivors include his wife, Melanie; six sons, Adam Polston and wife, Kary, of Bridgeport, Illinois, Aaron Polston and wife, Carisa, of Lancaster, Illinois, Andy Polston and wife, Laura, of Allendale, Illinois, Kelly Blade and wife, Molly, of Franklin, Indiana, Chauncey Blade of New York, and Wyatt Polston at home; one daughter, Lyndsey Salesman and husband, Charles, of Lawrenceville, Illinois; two brothers, Eric Polston and wife, Shelly, of Vincennes, Indiana and Elliott Polston and wife, Nikki, of Bruceville, Indiana; one sister, Rita Griggs and husband, Bill, of Lawrenceville, Illinois; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery in Willow Hill, Illinois.


APR 18. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home
1303 12th Street - P.O. Box 564
Lawrenceville, IL, 62439

Funeral Service

APR 19. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home
1303 12th Street - P.O. Box 564
Lawrenceville, IL, 62439

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