Gary Claude Mathis

Gary Claude Mathis, 68, of Roaring River passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Graveside service with military honors by Williams/Canter Detachment 1187 Marine Corps League will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Cranberry Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Victor Church and Rev. Mark Wood officiating. The family will receive at the graveside from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

Gary was born April 1, 1953, in Wilkes County to Claude Jr. and Bonnie Oakley Mathis. He was a truck driver for ASJ Mathis Farms for many years.

In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his wife, Freida Winters Mathis.

He is survived by one son, Joshua Mathis and wife, Scarlett, of Thurmond; his mother, Bonnie Oakley Mathis of Roaring River; three granddaughters, Autumn Dianna Mathis, Kyley Elizabeth Mathis and Reanna Elizabeth Norris; two sisters, Donna Mathis Howard and husband, Connelly, Ginger Mathis Parks and husband, Randall, both of Roaring River; two brothers, Jerry Carl Mathis and wife, Debbie, of Hays, Jeffrey Bruce Mathis and wife, Dayle, of Roaring River; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Bonnie.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Williams/Canter Detachment 1187 Marine Corp League, 1717 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, N.C., 28697 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 9, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659.

The family requests for the safety of all attending that everyone please wear a face covering.

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