ELDER CLARENCE B. MATHIS, 86 of Wayne, WV left this world Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House in Huntington, WV, to go to his heavenly home where he will rest in paradise of God until the resurrection day. He was born November 12, 1932 in Huntington, W.Va. to Brad Mathis and Maudie (Maynard) Mathis who preceded him in death. Clarence was the husband of Pearl Jean (Holland) Mathis, they were married March 29, 1952 and were married 65 years. Pearl preceded him in death on October 11, 2017, also preceding him in death are two brothers, Bill and Carroll Mathis; and one sister Delores Saunders.
Clarence is survived by their seven children Teresa Mathis of Clayton, NC, Brad Mathis of Summerville, SC, Laura (Dale) Stollings of Wayne, Mark (Diane) Mathis of South Point, OH, Mike Mathis of Kenova, WV, Jennifer Riley of Wayne, Arletta (Jim) Markovitz of Bridgeville, PA.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Clarence was the oldest of 8 children of Brad and Maudie Mathis, surviving are two sisters Fannie (Gary) Murray and Betty Miller both of Huntington, and two brothers James (Claire) Mathis of Florence, SC, and Arthur (Mary Ann) Mathis of Wayne.
He joined the Antioch Church January 1957 where he remained a member until his passing. He was licensed to preach the gospel April 1962. Then in 1967 he was ordained as an Elder at the Antioch Church. He served as moderator and assistant moderator in KY, AZ and WV. At the time of his passing he was assistant moderator at the Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church, Wayne, WV. He traveled many miles to different churches to serve them. His life and his preaching had a lot of influence on many people. A humble servant of God will be missed by many people.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with a service at 7p.m. Funeral services will be held at his home church, Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church, November 1, 2019 at 12 noon. Private burial will be held at the Mathis Cemetery on Buffalo Creek Road, Huntington, WV.
The family would like to thank our Dad’s caregivers, Amanda and Jennifer. We also would like to personally thank Dr. Artina Lane, The Emogene Dolin Hospice House, and the staff that not only cared for our dad but our family as well. Thank you, Marian, Georganne, and Holley. Donations are suggested to the Emogene Dolin Hospice House or Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church.
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