Matthew K. McKay


SPARKS, Nev. – Matthew Kennedy McKay, 43, of Sparks, Nev., died at home early Saturday, April 15, with his family by his side, from a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Rumford, Oct. 7, 1963, son of Clayton Forest McKay and Sheila May (Floyd) McKay. He graduated from Dirigo High School in Dixfield and received his bachelor’s degree for business administration from Eastern New Mexico College.

He owned and operated the American Truck Wash in Sparks, Nev. for the last 15 years. On May 21, 1987, he married Patricia Bravo in El Paso, Texas, and together they had two daughters, Victoria and Andrea, whom he revolved his entire life around, giving them the joy of outdoors, especially fishing, which came from his deep roots in Maine.

If someone was to describe Matthew’s character, it would be the high integrity he lived his life.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years and two daughters, Victoria McKay and Andrea McKay of Sparks, Nev.; his mother, Sheila McKay of Reno, Nev.; five brothers, John McKay of Reno, Nev., Danial McKay of Dixfield, Jason McKay of Dixfield, Jason McKay of Dixfield, Timothy McKay of Santiago, Chili and Nathanial McKay of Reno, Nev.; and two sisters, Alice Barnett of South Carthage and Kathy McKay of Englewood, Fla.

He was predeceased by his father, Clayton McKay.