Richard Mathis
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Richard Mathis, 88, of Metropolis, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Jim Faughn officiating. Music will be provided by Chad and Kim Davidson.

Entombment will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be David Mathis, Gary Mathis, John Mathis, Trent Mathis, Nathan Mathis and John Coleman.

Mr. Mathis was a member of Broadway Church of Christ in Paducah. He was a retired farmer and distributor of 19 years for Knapp Oil Co.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Betty Davis Mathis; three sons, Gary Mathis and wife Tina of New Braunfels, Texas and David Mathis and wife Heather and John Mathis, all of Paducah; four granddaughters, Sara Matheny and husband Philip of Benton, Ky., Amber Mathis of Paducah and Julie Flanders and husband Jonathan and Carla Perry and husband Robbie, all of San Antonio, Texas; two grandsons, Trent Mathis and wife Rebecca of Paducah and Nathan Mathis of Louisville, Ky.; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wiley F. and Clara Melker Mathis; two brothers, Wendell Mathis and Dan Mathis; two sisters, Marguarite Riepe and Erma Davis; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation.

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