Eugene H. Mathis

Eugene H. Mathis


Passed: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Funeral: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Location: Spartanburg

Eugene "Gene" Hoyt Mathis, Jr., died August 23, 2017 at Windsor House Assisted Living in Spartanburg, SC.

The son of the late Eugene and Mary Kerr Mathis, he was born in Greenville, SC and was educated in Kings Mountain, NC.

In 1942, he entered Clemson Agricultural College, and took a hiatus from his studies in 1943 to serve in the U.S. Army in WWII. Mr. Mathis was awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Medal.

Upon his return from duty, he married the late Martha Mae McClain. He graduated in 1952 from Clemson with a BS degree in Poultry.

Mr. Mathis was a staunch supporter of the poultry industry, had a wonderful, dry sense of humor and always wanted to retire and play golf.


Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Richard and Jane Mathis, Blair and Jana Mathis all of Spartanburg and Skip and Tammy Mathis of Greenwood; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Hank Morrow of Mount Pleasant; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at The Wood Mortuary conducted by Rev. Lindsay O?Rear and Pastor David C. Mathis.

Burial will follow in Taylors First Baptist Church cemetery.

Visitation will be held 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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