­Matthew Mason Sertel
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Matthew Mason Sertel, 31, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, after a brief illness.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Madison Grace Sertel; her mother, Sandy Phillips; mother, Denie (Ernie) Pursley; father, John (Margaret) Sertel; brothers: John (Tiffani) Sertel Jr., of Austin, Texas, David (Mary) Pursley, and Sandy (Jamie) Pursley, all of Ringgold; sisters: Wendy Sertel of Couldland, Ga., and Anne Marie (David ) Peace of Chattanooga; grandmothers: Nadine Pursley and Dorothy Richey Sertel; and uncle, David (Jean) Smith of Cleveland.

He had a great love of sports and was an avid Tennessee Vols and Atlanta Braves fan. He was a “walking sports statistician,” who frequently received calls from family and friends to answer trivia questions. Watching classics like Batman, Hulk, Spiderman, and Ninja Turtles with Madison was his most prized pastime. He was previous employed at O’Charley’s.

The family will receive friends at Boynton Baptist Church, 4093 Boynton Drive in Ringgold, GA, 30736 on Monday, June 17 2013,, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service following.

The family requests memorial donations be made to a trust fund set up for his beloved daughter, Madison Grace Sertel. Those can be sent to Ameriprise Financial 1573 N Three Notch Road Ringgold, GA 30736-8067.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Matthew and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Sertel family with these arrangements.