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Theodore, J. Mathis, Sr., 78, of Washington passed away Sunday March 31, 2019 at 5:20 a.m. in Transitions in Washington.
He was born May 13, 1940 in Manifold the son of the late Adam and Beatrice Carson Mathis.
He was a graduate of Washington High School. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Independence and was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer Third Class in 1959.
Mr. Mathis retired from Consolidated Coal having worked for more than thirty years, retiring from the Bailey Mines.
Mr. Mathis was a member of the AF&AM and 33rd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite.
He loved woodworking and building and crafting furniture, old cars and traveling across the country visiting friends and relatives.
Surviving are his six children; Theodore J. (Darlene) Mathis, Jr., Deborah Thomas, Shirley J. Mathis, Adam John Mathis, Wayne J. Mathis, and Judith J. Mathis; two sisters Barbara Johnson and Linda Mathis; and two brothers Richard Mathis and Michael Mathis.
Surviving are thirteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to his parents is his wife Conchetta Steratore Mathis a sister Deca Sadler, two brothers Thomas Mathias and Larry Mathis.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Thursday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Avenue in Washington where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday April 5, 2019 with Rev. Anita Lovell officiating. Interment will follow in The Washington Cemetery with military honors to be accorded by the United States Navy and the American Legion Post #175 of Washington.
A tribute wall is available at www.deangelocare.com.