A funeral ceremony honoring Paramedic Matthew Quinn Llewellyn will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 11 AM, Rivercrest Chapel, Bixby-South Tulsa Funeral Home, 13329 S. Memorial Drive.
Service can be viewed at the following link: https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/76829
Matthew’s eldest brother, Lt Colonel R. Clayton McCart (Llewellyn), is his presiding official. The ceremony will include a celebration of life, issuance of last Masonic Rites, and conclude with a Paramedic retirement and brief graveside service at Rolling Oaks Memorial Garden.
Matthew passed away peacefully Thursday, July 14th, 2022 at his home in Tulsa while tended by faithfully loving friends and family. He was 40 years old.
Born June 3, 1982 in Tulsa, Matthew was the son of Dennis Quinn Llewellyn and Diane (Belvin) Llewellyn. While growing up, Matthew lived in Glenpool & Tulsa, OK as well as Midland, TX in his youth. From 8 years of age, he attended school in Jenks, OK. As a child, he enjoyed baseball, football, and karate, but he never stopped enjoying Legos and Star Trek into adulthood. Matthew loved the outdoors and, from an early age, always dreamed of becoming a first responder.
To make his dream a reality, Matthew volunteered with the Green Country Fire and Ambulance Service while delivering pizzas to earn a living. With much fortitude, he gained full-time employment as an EMT firefighter for Green Country and was eventually promoted to Fire Chief and EMS Director. Matthew also served as a Clinical Affairs Officer for the City of Hominy. Ultimately, after years of experience, he completed his career with the Creek County Ambulance Service as a senior administrator. Most notable in his career, Matthew was recognized for his service beyond the call of duty during the 2012 Oklahoma wildfires. His highest achievements include becoming Paramedic of the Year for Creek County Ambulance in 2013 and receiving the Star of Life Award in Washington D.C.
Matthew’s life was defined by charity. Serving citizens, fellow first responders, and children certainly had the biggest place in his heart. He was best known for faithfully establishing fundraisers and organizing events to support law enforcement and military organizations. At such events, Matthew often performed as quite the magician. As a magician, Matthew also brought smiles to the faces of children throughout the community. He often worked to support and fundraise for the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. He was a member of Sand Springs Lodge #475, Tulsa Akdar Shriners, Tulsa Scottish Rite, York Rite of Freemasonry, Order of the Eastern Star, Sabba Grotto, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Most recently, despite his battle with cancer, Matthew established “Matt’s Kitchen” – a successful baking endeavor specializing in baking cupcakes, wedding cakes, and cooking for first responders on a regular basis. For these reasons and many more, Matthew leaves behind a host of friends, colleagues, and extended family who loved him dearly and will forever cherish his memory.
Surviving family include his siblings: Amy Llewellyn Thompson of Charleston, SC, Randell Clayton McCart (Llewellyn) of Cantonment, FL, Ryan Thomas Llewellyn, and Dennis Quinn Llewellyn, Jr.; and his grandmother, Billie Jean Belvin. Matthew was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents, Agnes Quinn Llewellyn and Thomas Sylvester Llewellyn, Jr.
For his funeral, Matthew requested all former and active military and first responders attend the funeral ceremony in service dress attire (or equivalent). For those wishing to contribute, please send memorial contributions in Matthew’s name directly to his charity of choice, Doctors Without Borders at www.doctorswithoutborders.org
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