Matt Starnes, 27, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 13, 1986, in Lake Wales and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading about quantum physics. He was a musician and enjoyed playing baseball and football in school. He was an accomplished artist and a writer.
Survivors include his father, Brian P. Starnes of Orlando; mother, Laurie D. Helm of Altamonte Springs; sister, Haley Starnes of Orlando; maternal grandparents, Gary and Shirley Helm of Lake Wales; and paternal grandmother, Linda Starnes of Emory, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuner alhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.