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Thomas Matthew "Matt" Ziats, 38 of Bland, VA, formerly of Tazewell, VA died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Nitro, WV from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born December 13, 1978 at Tazewell, VA, he was the son of the late John Thomas Ziats and Martha Sue Helmandollar Ziats. He was a 1997 graduate of Tazewell High School and attended Southwest Virginia Community College.
Matt was a Union Indoor Journeyman Electrician and member of the IBEW Local #466 of Charleston, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Mary Ziats; maternal grandparents, Archie Helmandollar and Margaret Helmandollar Witt.
He is survived by his wife, Meagan P. Ziats of Bastian, VA; one son, Lucas Matthew Ziats of Bland, VA; one daughter, Kameron Altizer of Harrisonburg, VA; special uncle and aunt, Archie "Bill" Helmandollar and Vickie Lynn "Nanna" Helmandollar of Bland, VA.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with the Reverend Paul Looney officiating.
In keeping with his wishes, following traditional funeral services, the family is honoring his request for cremation.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on August 5, 2017
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