BENTON, KY - James Marion Mathis, age 89, of Benton, KY, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012, at his residence in Benton, KY.
Mr. Mathis was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Mr. Mathis was retired from Penwalt where he worked as a Machinist. He was a member of the Machinist Local 1969, District 154 in Calvert City.
He was the son of the late Other Mathis and the late Gorda (Creason) Mathis.
He is survived by: One Daughter: Danetta Weaver, husband Johnny, Benton, KY; Two Sons: Mickey Mathis, wife Patricia, Benton, KY, Mike Mathis, wife Debbie, Benton, KY; step-son: Russell Palmer, Benton, KY; step-daughter: Debbie Smith, Benton, KY; and sisters: Mary Alice Johnston, Benton, KY, Lucy Tolbert, Benton, KY, Ann Thweatt, Benton, KY, Gretta Morris, Benton, KY, and one brother; Other "Kayo" Mathis Jr., Benton, KY.
Also surviving are: grandchildren: David Mathis, Benton, KY, Maegan Moryl, Benton, KY, Brad Weaver, Louisville, KY, Staci Parks, Orlando, FL, Sarah Tinin, Ooltewah, TN, Nathan Mathis, Fayetteville, TN, Brant Mathis, The Woodlands, TX; 9 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 2 step-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife: Reva (Cole) Mathis; his second wife: Louise (Cox) Palmer Mathis; and two brothers: Cratus Mathis and Dillard Mathis.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY.
Funeral service will be held at Collier Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2012, Rev. Joe Daryl Thorn officiating.
Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Benton, KY with military rites.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 16 Wadesboro Rd. South, Benton, KY 42025.
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