Tuesday afternoon, a Southwest Airlines jet carrying the casket of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Matthew Kyle Evans arrived at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

The Lubbock Police and Fire Departments participated in honoring SFC Evans, along with a unit of his fellow Army Green Berets.

The Lubbock Patriot Guard Riders also participated by assisting Lubbock Police with their escort of SFC Evans' casket to Lakeridge Memorial Chapel.

A funeral funeral service for SFC Evans is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Lubbock.

SFC Evans was 33 years old and is survived by his wife, daughter, a soon-to-be-born child and additional family members.

SFC Matthew Kyle Evans' Casket Honored at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport- June 4, 2019