Matthew Scot Salsberry

Matthew “Rocket” Scot Salsberry

1999 – 2021

Matthew “Rocket” Scot Salsberry, age 21, of Edmond, OK, went to be with Jesus on June 24, 2021, in Cabo San Lucas.

Matthew loved life and was a close friend to so many. He always had a smile, a hug and an encouraging word for anyone he was around. He ended every conversation with “I love you.” Though he was only 21 years old, he did more in his short life than most people do in a lifetime. He treasured time with his friends who were like family to him.  He loved the ocean, deep-sea fishing, snow skiing, wakeboarding, and enjoyed riding dirt bikes with his dad. His favorite family restaurant was Outback; he loved going there with his mom and dad.

Matthew graduated from Edmond North High School in 2018. He played center on the Edmond Huskies football team. Matthew was attending the University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in Business. He started working at his dad’s forklift business, SS Lift, as a shop boy. He quickly worked his way into the parts department, and through his hard work and determination he became the Parts Manager. He was turning into a great salesman, just like his dad. In the short amount of time he worked at SS Lift, he made a big impact on the family business.

Matthew was born in Oklahoma City at Mercy Hospital to Scot Salsberry and Amy Salsberry (Dobberstein). He was an only child, but had a sister in his Shih Tzu puppy, Macy “May May.”

We will miss our Rocket so much and cannot wait to see him in Heaven someday.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 7 at 10:00am at Crossings Community Church in Edmond, OK. Family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, July 6, at Matthew’s Funeral Home in Edmond, OK. His resting place will be Rosedale Cemetery in Manchester, OK.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.” – Psalm 34:18

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions made in Rocket’s honor to Linemen of the Edmond North Football Team. Checks can be made to “Edmond North Sled Team” with “Rocket’s fund” in the memo (Tanner Roof @ 405-627-1402) and mailed to:

Edmond North High School

215 W Danforth Rd

Edmond, OK 73003

8 thoughts on “Matthew Scot Salsberry”

  1. Diana Clausen

    Did not know Matthew “Rocket”
    but know his Grandma and Grandpa Dobberstein and they are truly amazing and loving people so the apple didn’t fall far from the tree as it sounds from his life’s short story I’am sure he has made a difference in someone’s life . My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted God will the maker of your future. Diana Clausen Kearney Ne

    1. Teresa Smith

      We are heartbroken for your family. Rocket was always such a sweet kid, always had a smile on his face. He was one of the first to invite Alex over to your house when we moved here. I know he will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the boys he grew up with and played ball with. Sending love and prayers to all the family and friends
      Hall,Teresa and Alex Smith

  2. Janice Levi

    Heartbreaking news. Matt was a kind neighbor with a vibrant spirit that always emitted in our few encounters. Sincerest condolences and prayers for your family and his friends as you mourn this deep loss that you may be able to celebrate his life, cherish his presence, and embrace the warmth of his memory.

  3. CLARK Material Handling Company

    Scot, Amy & Family,
    Our deepest condolences for your great loss. Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of your CLARK family during this difficult time.
    CLARK Material Handling Company
    Lexington, KY

  4. John Bryan and Judy Crews

    Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Matt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Scot.

  5. Shelly Lamke

    Scot and Amy,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you, and your family. I can’t imagine the pain you are going through right now. Just remember that God will always be there to comfort, and carry you through.
    Brady and I want you to know how deeply sorry we are, and will continue with prayers for you all.
    Our Love,
    Shelly Lamke and Brady Robison

  6. Power Graphics

    Dear Scot & Amy,

    I just found out about Matt and I’m so sorry for your loss! We always enjoyed talking on the phone when he called to place orders. The last time Matt and I spoke I said “I love you” at the end of our conversation. It’s what I say every time I talk to my 2 boys and his friends and since Matt and I talked so often it just slipped out. We had a good laugh about it and he said I love you too. Such a sweet young man! I’ll miss him! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Gwen Power

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