May 2, 1986 - May 23, 2019

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Taft Petroleum Club for Matthew “Shisty Man” McKnight. Matthew was born on May 2, 1986 and passed away May 23, 2019. He has lived in Kern County for 33 years and most recent residence in Taft. He loved his boys with all his heart, as well as his friends and family. Matthew enjoyed things like chainsaws, chopping wood, music, arm wrestling, sports, side-by-siding, guns, knives, fire pits, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Betty Caldwell; grandfather, Raymond McDonner; and his best friend and father, Sidney McKnight. Matthew is survived by his sons, Acen and Preston McKnight; his wife, Jessica McKnight; his mother, Sunday McKnight; sister, Marci Blanks and her husband, Adam and their two daughters; brother, Michael Sparks and his wife, Korina and two children; his grandparents, Jerry and Kathleen McKnight, Cole and Merry McKnight and three children, Brooke McKnight and two children, John and Shawn McKnight and two children; The Doyle Family; Good friends, Mitchel Clement, Gene Bingham, Brenda Blackwood and so many other close friends.