Jimmy Mathis

James “Jimmy” Mathis, 84, of Herndon, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at his home of natural causes.

Funeral Services will be at noon Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with John Young and Don Mathis officiating and burial to follow in Flatlick Cemetery. Visitation will be at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home from 10 a.m until non on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to handle the arrangements.

He was born in Christian County, KY, on February 7, 1937, the son of the late Caleb Alvin Mathis, Sr. and Beatrice Miles Mathis. He served in the United States National Guard and was a farmer and truck driver for many years. Jimmy was a member of Little River Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Waldrop Mathis in 1999; sons, Dale Mathis, Sr. in 2019, James “Jimbo” Mathis in 1969; brothers, C.A. Mathis, Jr., Walter Mathis, Sr.; and sisters, Margie Henderson and Denna Brown.

Survivors include his son, Terry (Barbara) Mathis of Hopkinsville; daughters, Ann (Bruce) Smith of Lafayette, Gail (Lawrence) Gee of Lafayette; daughter-in-law, Lisa Mathis of Herndon; brother, Don (Sharon) Mathis of Bowling Green; sister, Sherry (Jim) Brege of Atlanta, GA; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Pennyroyal Hospice at 220 Burley Avenue Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.

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