The University of Oklahoma football team lost one of its biggest fans on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 5:13 in the morning. Matthew was 42 years old and died peacefully after a brief illness battling infection. We are grateful to the Norman Healthplex nursing staff, pharmacy and doctors for working around the clock to save him, he could not have had better care. We are also grateful for Chris Cordell at Moore Funeral and Cremation for making this whole process easy for us.
Matthew Lucas Elkins was born to Rusty and Sherry Elkins on July 15, 1977 in Mountain View, California and lived in many communities while Rusty was in the Navy. The Elkins Family wound up settling down in their hometown of Waurika, Oklahoma after Rusty retired from service. Matthew graduated from Waurika High School in 1995.
Matthew was loved by everyone that knew him and would give you the shirt of his back if you needed it. He always had a smile and a kiss for everyone. He loved OU Football, playing golf, fishing, Metallica, and telling his crazy life stories to anyone who would listen. He adored his wife Christy, his kids, family and friends. If he loved you, he loved you with everything he had. His beloved American Bulldogs Bo and Daisy were the light of his life.
Matthew was an amazing CNC Programmer and Machinist and worked for Cameron Measurement Systems in Duncan Oklahoma until his death.
Matthew was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Opal Kafer and Woodrow and Madeline Elkins, and his cousin Lil’ Ricky Elkins. He is survived by his wife, Christy Pryor Elkins, parents Rusty and Sherry Elkins, children Charity, Cadence, and Logan Elkins, Christopher Moore and fiancé Skylar Conner, Carly Baldrige and husband Just, and Clayton Moody and fiancé TJ, brother Justin Elkins, in-laws Curtis and Johna Pryor, as well as hundreds of family and friends.
Matthew hated funerals and memorial services, so we are honoring his wishes by not having one. We will all remember him in our hearts just the way he was. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Oklahoma City Homeless Alliance in his name.