McCOLL, S.C. — Charles "Chuck" Mathis, 72, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2014.
Born in Haywood County, N.C. on Dec. 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Jesse Washington Mathis and Della Mae Smith Mathis.
He attended Glen Alpine High School, Crossnore High School, and graduated from Thomasville High School class of 1960. He attended Wingate College. He served for three years in the U.S. Army and worked for Hoechst Pharmaceuticals, Solar Labs, and USPS.
He was an ordained licensed minister and served the Lord as a missionary to Mexico from 1974 to 1980. Most recently he helped fill the pulpit at Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Rockingham, where he was a member.
Mr. Mathis was a self taught magician and loved entertaining all ages anywhere, anytime.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Ronna Claire Newton Mathis, three sons: Charles Timothy and wife Shannon of Monroe, Jeffrey Thomas and wife Regina of Matthews, and Robert Henry of Wingate, grandsons Kyle Newton Mathis and Quade Austin Mathis, and step-grandson Scott Grogan, seven nieces, and nine nephews.
He was predeceased by both parents, his sisters Bonnie Ruth Yeslinek and Betty Marie Silva, his brother Jesse Mathis, and nephew Ralph Silva, Jr.
The family will receive visitors from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium. A celebration of the life of Chuck Mathis will follow at 2:30 p.m. followed by burial in the Newton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Missions, 6840 Wilson Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227.
McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.