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Charles Ross Mathis

October 7, 1929 ~ July 21, 2018 (age 88)

Mathis, Charles Ross, peacefully passed away the morning of July 21, 2018. Charles was born October 7, 1929 to parents George Dewey and Elsie Lacey Mathis. He was raised on a farm in Pikeville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Evelyn, Lucinda, Ruth, and Francis; and brothers Stanley and Norman. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Louisa; brother, Carlos Mathis (Irene); sister Marie Singleton (Robert); daughter, Connie Capurro (Dale); sons, Charles Michael Mathis (Karen), Jeffrey Ross Mathis; grandchildren Patrick Capurro (Erin); Philip Capurro; Benjamin Mathis; Caitlin Bell (Calvin); Jessica Seyfried (Aaron); Zachary Mathis (Tori); six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews. He served this country in the United States Air Force. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. After retiring from General Motors, Charles spent time on several hobbies that included fixing bicycles for his grandchildren, growing vegetable gardens for the family, giving advice on how to fix things, whether it be a car, appliance, or simply how to “get- along.” He loved bluegrass music, jokes, watching a good Red’s game, cartoons, a good comedy or western, weather predictions, and most of all, he loved his wife, Louisa, and his entire family. Our lives have been enriched by the time we had with him. His presence will be sincerely missed by our family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the SWART FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton with Chaplain Mollie Magee officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial Miami Valley Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.


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