Obituary: Carrol Eugene Mathis

January 16, 1931 – February 26, 2021

Carrol Eugene Mathis, 90, of Bedford, formerly the Mayor of Buddha, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born January 16, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Victor E. and Alberta (Myers) Mathis.  He married Joan Lee Bush April 19, 1952.

Carrol retired from Kaiser Aluminum. He was a 1949 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a member of the Free Methodist Church.  Carrol loved his John Deere tractors.

Carrol was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and the recipient of two bronze stars.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Mathis of Bedford; children, Cathy Jo (John) Root of Salem, Todd Steven (Mary) Mathis of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Lori (Brandon) McIntosh, Jason (Sarah) Mathis, Amanda (Robert) Loy, Amy (Shawyn) Ho, and Rochelle Mathis; great-grandchildren,  Adalynn McIntosh, Jaxon McIntosh, Brayden Loy, Ava Loy, Layla Mathis, and Sawyer Mathis; sister,  Nancy Bramer of Clarksville

His parents; son, Brian Eugene Mathis; and siblings, Max Mathis, Howard Mathis, June Hudson, Willa Faris, and Marie Borden, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Tunnelton Cemetery with Reverend Fred Barger and Todd Mathis officiating.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Memorial Gifts: Tunnelton Cemetery

Following CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required.

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