Matthew Allan Barkley
Passed away on January 5th 2012 in San Luis Obispo, CA where he was attending Cal Poly as a senior. Matt was born in Yuba City, CA on December 13th 1988.
He was the son of Brad and Sharon Barkley both of Yuba City. Matt was a Yuba City High School graduate of the class of 2007. During high school Matt participated in ASB, he was on the golf team, and was an All League Lineman on the football team.
While at Cal Poly Matt was a top student in the ROTC Program where he was known for his leadership and people skills. Prior to high school he attended Tierra Buena Elementary School. Anyone who knew Matthew was attracted to his easygoing personality, smile, and charisma. His loss will be felt by many for years to come.
Matthew is survived by his mother and father Sharon and Brad of Yuba City, brother and sister-in-law Chris and Carlie Barkley, niece Ava Lucille Barkley of Roseville, CA, his Grandmothers Lucille Vickrey and Lydia Barkley both of Yuba City, Aunt and Uncle Becky and Charlie DeForest, cousins C.J., Hanna, and Chant DeForest of Wheatland, CA, Aunt Julie Barkley and partner Shelene Brinson, cousins Julian and Feliciana Barkley of Yuba City, Aunt Diane Hilbert, cousins Joshua, Stephanie, and Jordan Hilbert of Yuba City, Aunt and Uncle Valerie and Alan Bowden of Las Vegas, NV, cousin Emily Hill of Davis, CA, and Uncle Dan Dunn of Sprague River, OR . He was preceded in death by his Grandfathers Earnie Vickrey, Claude C. Barkley, and Uncle Jerry Hilbert
Please join the family for a celebration of Matt’s life on Friday January 13th at 10am. A memorial will be held at Hope Point Nazarene Church, 600 North George Washington Blvd., Yuba City, CA 95993. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Julie Barkley’s home located at 1561 Adams Road, Yuba City, CA 95993. All are welcome.