Bobbie James Mathis
Bobby (Bob) Mathis served in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War from December 1950 to November 1952. He was awarded with the Army Occupational Medal (Japan), United Nations Medal, and the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars. After retiring from thirty-five years at Indiana Material Handling, he moved to Huntsville to be near his two daughters, Cathy Ryan and Sheri Chaplin. Bob spent the last several years of his life living at Carriage Inn Retirement Home. He was grateful for the care of the staff and community of others at Carriage Inn. Bob had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. Bob's most memorable and treasured times in life were spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a proud grandfather who was faithfully seen supporting his grandchildren and great grandchildren's sporting events. He retained his sharp memory and sense of humor even up to his last days of life. He loved to share stories about his life to anyone who would listen. He was as stubborn as a mule which gave him a strong, independent spirit. He was known for his witty life lessons. Bob loved people and had never met a stranger.
Bob Mathis was born March 14, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and died October 15, 2019. He is survived by his sons, Mark Mathis and wife Judy, Mike Mathis, and his daughters, Cathy Ryan and husband Philip, Sheri Chaplin and husband Steve, and his grandchildren, Jeremiah Zimmerman and wife Aimee, Jennifer Harms and husband Zach, and Brooke Chaplin, and many great grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his wife Minnie Mathis, grandsons Nicholas Mathis and Steve Collins.
The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 pm at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home located on F.M. 980, Pastor Reagan Cooksey officiating, with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to the HEART'S Veterans Museum 462 TX 75 Huntsville, Texas.
Published on October 16, 2019


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Cindie Barosh
Oct 17, 2019
My thoughts are with your family in this time of loss. Bob was a happy, fun man that made us laugh. He will always be in our heart. Love to you.