Marcus "Mark" Alan Matheny, 77, of Grant, Fla., finished his race and went home to the Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Mark was born on Dec. 17,1943 to Virginia and Jud Matheny in Logan, Ohio. Mark Matheny, known to many by the nicknames "Stubbie," or "Coach," attended Morehead State University on a football scholarship. His first coaching position was at Jackson, Ohio, where he developed lifelong friendships. He was a passionate Ohio State football fan and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed many hobbies, including playing tennis, fishing, and spending time with his beloved family and friends in his retirement.
Mark moved to Eau Gallie, Fla., in the early '70s. He taught and coached at Eau Gallie High School for nearly 40 years. The lives he touched were countless, and the nicknames he gave people were priceless. Mark loved everyone well. He judged no one and was a friend to all. Mark had a magnificent sense of humor. Making his family and friends laugh was one of his greatest joys.
In the year 2000, Mark had a life-changing encounter with Jesus and came to know him as his Lord and Savior. He was baptized at First Baptist Church of Melbourne, where he gained a church family that he treasured deeply and served well. He shared with others about the Lord until the final moments of his life.
Survivors include his wife Angie; son Josh (Jenna); daughters Ginny Blythe, Megan (Scott) Wilson, and Olivia (Marshall) Williams; grandchildren Emma, Ethan, Silas, Micah, Titus, Zeke, Angelina, Ava, Lane, and Bennett; a sister, Lynn (Dave) Kantner; and nephews Ray and Cullen Beach.
He was predeceased by his son-in-law Kevin Blythe.
A Celebration of His Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at First Baptist Church in Melbourne. A memorial is also being planned for July in Logan, Ohio.
Anyone wanting to express sympathy is asked to consider the "Greater Things" Fund of First Baptist Church Melbourne. The guestbook can be signed at https://brownliemaxwell.com/obituaries/marcus-alan-matheny
. Marcus "Mark" Matheny
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Published by Logan Daily News on May 6, 2021.