Matthew Barger, 86, of Roachdale, passed away at 5:04 p.m.. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 5, 1932 in Leslie County, Ky. to the late Bradley and Huldy (Couch) Barger.
On Nov. 1, 1958 he married Shirley Ann (Williams) Barger in Amarillo, Texas, and she survives.
Matthew proudly served our country in the United States Army. Upon returning home he worked a few places including Chevrolet, Quaker Oats, drove a truck and worked for Stokley Van Camp for 30 years.
He enjoyed talking on the CB over the years and was known to all his friends as “Branded Man.” Matthew also enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Shirley; children Quita Barger, Randall W. (Debra A.) Barger and Addie Mae (Nolan) Grubb; grandchildren Chassity (Nick) Hawkins, Nathan Smith, Brittany Overshiner, Marcus Walton, Tiffany Dawn, Kevin Ray Barger, Josh Smith and Jeremy Malone; great-grandchildren Cully, Coy, McCyah and Caden Hawkins, Danica Overshiner, Paxton and Camden Ensor and other great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a half-sister, Magaline Collins, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, son Ronnie Dean, three brothers and three sisters.
Matthew’s family would like to give a special thank you to all the healthcare providers and friends who have helped with Matthew’s care.
There will be a graveside service for Matthew held in the New Maysville Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. The graveside service will be officiated by Pastor Jeremy VanLue and Bishop Jerry G. VanLue, with military rites being provided by the United States Army.
Earlier that same day, Matthew’s family will be receiving friends for a time of visitation from noon-2 p.m. at the Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 East Washington Street, Roachdale. Around 5 p.m. that evening, Matthew’s family will gather for a time of food and fellowship at the Putnam Inn, Greencastle, and friends are welcome to join.
You may visit www.serviesmorgan.com to read Matthew’s full obituary and leave condolences for his family.