Jed was born on September 19, 1980 in Chipley, Florida to Gregory Mathis and Cynthia Trawick Mathis. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for many years; Jed was hand picked out of basic training to serve in the Old Guard, the Army’s ceremonial honor guard in Washington DC. After about three years in The Old Guard, Jed decided he wanted a more active role so he went through Warrant Officer’s school and flight school to become an Apache helicopter pilot serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his time in the Army Jed worked as a construction supervisor. Jed was a member of Blue Lake Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents: W.E. and Mary Mathis, E.C. and Dene Trawick.
He is survived by his parents: Greg and Cindy Mathis of Chipley, Florida; his loving wife: Jessica Mathis of Helotes, Texas; son: Stonewall Mathis of Helotes, Texas; daughters: Olivia Mathis and Vivian Mathis both of Helotes, Texas; sister: Sarah Henderson (Heath) of Chipley, Florida; nieces: Izabel and Paylyn Henderson both of Chipley, Florida and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 PM on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Blue Lake Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida with Pastor Rich Smelser and Rev. John Grebata officiating. Interment will follow the service at Blue Lake Baptist Cemetery. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley Florida in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends for visitation one-hour prior to the service at the church. Blue Lake Baptist Church is located at 1405 Blue Lake Road, Chipley, Florida 32428.