Matthew J. Dorn

Matthew Joseph Dorn, 38 years old from Independence, MO passed away on March 23, 2017 due to a fatal motorcycle accident.

Matt was born March 23, 1979 in Belleville, IL. He grew up in Independence MO where he attended Truman High School. Matt had various jobs. He was a security guard, concrete construction worker, and an independent scrapper. Matt always had a deal in the making. He always said, “Work smarter, not harder.”

Matt was a Father, Brother, Son, Uncle, and Friend. He was looked up to by his Brother, John Pratt and a Father figure to Brandon Harris. Matt was so proud of his two girls, Tiffany and Rachel.

Matt loved riding motorcycles his whole life. He loved thunderstorms, hidden treasures, and liked exploring.
Anybody who knew Matt knew he loved pizza and alternative music.

Matt’s house was always open to anyone who needed him. He was such a caring person that even in death, he will change more then 50 lives for the better by donating his organs to people in need.

Matt was a big teddy bear, always happy go lucky, and never really stressed on much. We will never forget his SMILE .

Survived by his two daughters, Tiffany and Rachel Harris, stepson, Brandon Harris,
mother, Deborah Pratt, sisters Tami Countryman, Brandy Golightly, and Keri Clinger, and brother John Pratt ll, nephews Miles Countryman,and John Pratt lll, long time girlfriend Shelia Murray.

A memorial gathering will be held 6-8 PM, Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Mo 64133.



  1. Tammie simsheuser on March 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Tami and family so sorry for your loss. You guys are in my prayers and thoughts.

  2. Billy countryman on March 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I will miss him so very much. He was kike a brother to me. He will be sorely missed.

  3. Chad Douthit on March 26, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    My prayers are with you and yours. R.I.P Matt you will never be forgotten and you will be deeply missed. Till we see each other again…..

  4. Aaron brooks on March 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Prayers for your family in your time of grieving. Gonna miss that huge goofy smile he had for now till we meet again bud

  5. Chelsea schwartz on March 27, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Praying for you all in this time of grieving. So sorry for your loss of such a great person.

  6. John lawhon on March 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    We have been friends for over 25 years it is hard for me to accept that you are gone you had a heart of gold and were a good friend to me you are an Unforgettable guy you will live on in all our hearts

  7. Brandy Bishop on April 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Matt really was a great guy and i know he will be sorely missed.. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Debbi.. I had tears streaming down my cheeks watching this…. 🙁 <3

  8. Sheila Murray on April 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Matthew.. You will be missed by so many. You will always be in my heart. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again.. Fly high.

  9. Sheila Murray on October 13, 2018 at 1:21 am

    The pain of loosing you hasn’t gotten any easier . I miss you with all of my heart Matthew. I can’t wait until the day we meet again. I will forever love you !!

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