Mathis obit

William Thomas Mathis Jr., age 84, passed from this life Monday, September 17, 2018, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. He was born in Tampa, FL, on March 23, 1934, to William Thomas Mathis Sr. and Sallie Modena (Greene). William had retired from Bellsouth and was a resident of Washington County since 1972 coming from Fort Lauderdale, FL.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 60 years, Catherine Swingley Mathis; 3 brothers: Homer Mathis, Marvin Mathis, and Everett Mathis; and his 4 sisters: Oleta Vines, Juanita Herring, Lillie Bell Simpson, and Myrtice Roberts. William is survived by his son: Craig Brian Mathis and wife Hyphen of Lakeland, FL; two daughters: Jodi Reeves and husband Michael of Chipley, FL, and Diana Zaiter and husband Bakhos of St. Augustine, FL; 6 grandchildren: Chad, Kelly, Bethany, Brandon, Keaton, and Lauren; and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 P.M., Friday, September 21, 2018, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

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