Troy Mathis, 86, of Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Rose Glen Manor.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilkesboro, with the Rev. Ken Pardue officiating. Mr. Mathis may be viewed Friday, May 22, 2020, from 3 until 8 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Mathis was born Feb. 27, 1934, in Wilkes County to Montgomery and Rebecca Johnson Mathis. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He retired from AT&T after 30 years of service, and was a charter member of Little Brushy Mountain Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Lorraine Shumate Mathis; a son, Troy Lynn Mathis; five brothers, Archie Mathis, Hugh Mathis, Devon Mathis, Rogan Mathis and Gaither Mathis; and three sisters, Willa Johnson, Arcille Mathis and Judy Hendren.

He is survived by one son, Charles “Chuck” Mathis and wife, RoseMary, of Millers Creek; a brother, Billy Mathis and wife, Maggie, of North Wilkesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be accepted.

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