Charles “Charlie” Mathis, age 90, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Winter Garden. Born in Oasis, Georgia, to Cary Amos and Millie Ritchie Mathis, Charlie came to the area in 1946 from Blue Ridge, Georgia.
He was an automobile mechanic, before becoming a live shrimp delivery truck driver, and enjoyed shrimping and gardening. Charlie loved spending time with his grandchildren and was well respected by everyone who knew him. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Charlie will be truly missed by all who loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Estelle; 3 sons, Herbert Mathis of Goose Creek, South Carolina; Joseph (Wendy) Mathis of Boscawen, New Hampshire and Johnny (Mary) Mathis of Oak Hill; 2 daughters, Patricia (Ronald) Walker of Oak Hill and Mary (Larry) Roach of Winter Garden; 11 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jack and Junior (Marie) Mathis; 1 sister, Norma Lea Queen. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22nd at Settle-Wilder Chapel with Larry Roach, officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to the time of the service on Saturday.