Isaac Elias Barber

February 24, 1998May 8, 2018
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Isaac Elias Barber, 20, passed away on May 8, 2018. He was born on February 24, 1998 in Springdale, Arkansas to Michael Barber and Mandy (Rowton) Matsumoto. Isaac worked at Apple Creek Nursing and Rehab in Centerton. He was a very compassionate young man who loved being with his family and friends. He was very talented and enjoyed all kinds of music, but especially classical. He could play the piano, guitar and sing. He liked to hike, ride his long board, and explore with an adventurous spirit. He was full of life and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his father, Michael Barber and his wife, Marilyn of Centerton; his mother, Mandy Matsumoto and her husband, David of Tennessee; his grandparents, James and Zella Mae Barber and Patricia and Mike Rogers, Mark and Sheri Matsumoto and Richard and Doreen Rowton; his brother, Noah Schneider; 3 step-brothers, Clinton Ray, Logan Ray and Noah Matsumoto; his sister, Marianna Wagoner; and 2 step-sisters, Camden and Selah Matsumoto.


  • Michael Barber, Father
  • Mandy Matsumoto, Mother
  • Marilyn Barber, Step-mother
  • David Matsumoto, Step-father
  • Noah Schneider, Brother
  • Marianna Wagoner, Sister
  • James Barber, Grandfather
  • Zella Mae Barber, Grandmother
  • Patricia Rogers, Grandmother
  • Mike Rogers, Grandfather
  • Richard Rowton, Grandfather
  • Doreen Rowton, Grandmother
  • Mark Matsumoto, Grandfather
  • Sheri Matsumoto, Grandmother
  • Clinton Ray, Step-brother
  • Logan Ray, Step-brother
  • Noah Matsumoto, Step-brother
  • Camden Matsumoto, Step-sister
  • Selah Matsumoto, Step-sister


  • Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

Isaac Elias Barber

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Linda McWilliams

May 14, 2018

I am Issacs Aunt and this little guy will be missed.His smile and sweet nature are what made him special.He always have me a hug and smile .He had the same passion for music just like his dad and that will be missed.He was loved by so many he was troubled as a lot of our youth are today.My prayers are with all of his parents and family.I will always love and miss you Issac you left way to soon may you rest in peace now.

sarah hall

May 14, 2018

he was like a little brother i met him at lifechurch and we talked bout god and his love ill miss him always

Paula Audley

May 12, 2018

Isaac was my great nephew and a wonderful person. I remember him showing me what dub dancing is he was real good, and I was not, lol. I will miss seeing him in the summers at his grandma Patty’s house ( Ema ). My heart is broken that he left us so early but he is now teaching Jesus how to dub dance. May you all remember the good wonderful times we all shared with Isaac and be thankful to God that he blessed our lifes. Love Aunt Paula

Sarah Peterson

May 11, 2018

I grew up with Isaac's mother, Mandy. Life did not allow us to be geographically close to each other in adulthood, but I always enjoyed the times we got to visit. Spending time with and getting to know Isaac in those few too many visits was always a highlight. Isaac reminded me so very much of Mandy as a child and my own son who is 6 months younger than Isaac. He was intelligent, with a dry wit and a big heart. I always hoped he and my son could meet. I'm so sad they won't get that chance to be friends. They see the world in much the same way. I know I wasn't a big part of Isaac's life, but I loved him anyway. My heart aches for you Mandy, and the huge blended family that Isaac was a part of, that loved him so much. I cannot be there physically, but my heart and spirit are there with you all. The world is a little dimmer without his light.

Kennedy Nelson

May 11, 2018

Elias always had my back. I never even saw him coming, just always heard "Hey, Kennedy!" As his big white smile came running up. A great soul was lost, and an amazing Angel was gained.

Savannah Schneider

May 10, 2018

Issac was such an amazing person and a wonderful little brother. i loved him with all my heart and will miss him so much.

he was an angel in this dark world. he was such a light in such a dark place. i loved the way he smiled and laughed. i loved that he could make you laugh when you were feeling sad. i loved that he loved to sing no matter what time it was.

i will miss him greatly and for the rest of my life. i love you my angel, forever

Anna Spruiell

May 10, 2018

Isaac was my best friend and most beautiful man I had ever met in my life. We had our ups and downs like any couple, but we always worked them out because of love. I miss his voice; it was always so calming and sweet. He could write beautiful poetry too, and play the piano with ease. My fondest memories of him were when he would smile... because it lit up the entire world around him when he did. Hearing him laugh was music; his entire being was music and passion. Every look he gave me was a look of pure love. He left this world far too early, and was cherished by many many people. I have felt with him with me ever since the time of his death, and so has my mom. We loved him very very much.

Please Rest In Peace my beloved friend... I will stay strong for you and your daughter. A part of you will always be with me and Ayla Marie. You deserve happiness, and I truly hope you aren’t suffering any longer and that God has you in his arms. ❤️