Funeral services for Norman Mathis, 78, of Benton, will be held today, Friday, June 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Calvert City Church of Christ in Calvert City with Lance Cordle, John Dale and Craig Evans officiating. Interment and Military Honors will follow at the Murray Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be this morning, Friday, from 8 a.m. until funeral hour at the church.
Mathis died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 9:45 p.m. at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
The son of the late Curn Murray Mathis and the late Edith Ann (Sills) Mathis, he was a retired pipefitter for the Penwalt Corporation, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Calvert City Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Mathis; son, Michael Norman Mathis; and three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife; Janet Egner (Lyles) Mathis of Benton; two daughters, Renee Mathis Banks of Paducah, and Jill Mathis Travis of husband, Barry of Calvert City; step-daughters, Linda Egner of Paducah, and Gail Gordon of Benton; step-sons, David Egner of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Parker Egner of South Carolina; grandchildren, Emily Camaja of Mayfield, Laura Talbert of Great Lakes, Ill., David Travis of Jackson, Tenn., and Garett Travis of Calvert City; six step-grandchildren, Cortney, Matthew, Andrew, Kayla, Brittany and April; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Darrell Mathis, Carter Mathis and Ned Mathis, all of Murray; and three sisters, Juanita Barrow of Hazel, Sybil Barrow and Sue Sills, both of Murray.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the Calvert City Church of Christ Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 466, Calvert City, KY 42029.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, Benton.
Murray Memorial Gardens