Paul Edward Mathis

Paul Edward "Eddie" Mathis

Tuesday, January 5th, 1943 - Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Paul Edward “Eddie” Mathis, age 77, of the Big A Mountain section of Honaker, Virginia, passed away Wednesday (March 18, 2020) at his home. Born January 5, 1943 in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a son of the late Clifton Mathis and Georgia Renko. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his duty in Germany. A retired coal miner, he had formerly been employed by Island Creek Coal Company and was a member of the UMWA. He loved serving the Lord and was a member of Sullivan Branch Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing, doing woodwork, but most of all spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Lee Renko and Victor Renko.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Judy Mathis of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Mathis and wife, Jody, Michael Mathis and wife, Tammy; one daughter, Alicia Owens and husband, Larry; grandchildren, Megan Mathis-Gilbert and husband, Jeff, Hannah Mathis, Justin Mathis and wife, Kayla, Emily Holley, Madison Mathis, and Jalisa Mathis; step-grandson, Ryan Owens and wife, Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Lincoln Mathis, Hollan Mathis, and Eleanor Gilbert; six sisters, Phyllis Osborne, Patricia Healey, Louise Orndorff, Shirley Sublett, Doris Mathis and Linda Noble and her husband, Larry; one brother, Charles Michael Mathis; two half-brothers, Jackie Renko and Marshall Renko; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Jeff Tiller, Rev. Roy Lee Wilson, and Rev. Keith Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Frank Smith Cemetery on Big A Mountain, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Justin Mathis, Jeff Gilbert, Herman Bostic, Charlie Bostic, Roger Rasnake, and Gary Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Sullivan Branch Pentecostal Church, Jeff Rasnake, Randall Duty, Denver Sutherland, James Rasnake, Robert Tiller, Gary Ball and David Bostic.
Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 9864 of Lebanon, Virginia.
Th family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 2 PM.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Honaker Funeral Home
    Address
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Honaker Funeral Home
    Address
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Jeff Tiller
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Roy Lee Wilson
    Rev. Keith Harris
  • Interment

    Location
    Frank Smith Cemetery
    Address
    Route 80
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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Jeff and Karen Matney

Posted at 06:25pm
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michael kindred Ratliff

Posted at 08:58pm
Our heartfelt sympathy to Judy, Jeffery, Alicia, Mike, and families. It is with shock and sadness we write this letter. I always looked up to Eddie and appreciated his friendship and enjoyed playing music with him. You all have suffered a great loss and I pray God will comfort you. Eddie will be sadly missed by all who knew him. love you all, Mike & Carolyn Ratliff

Pauline O'Quinn

Posted at 03:24pm
Prayers for everyone during this difficult time we are so very sorry about the loss of your sweet Eddie. I am sorry we will not be able to attend during this difficult time . We have been trying to stay out of the public due to health reasons. Love and Prayers, Gary and Pauline O'Quinn.
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