LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Nov. 2 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Mathes, 77, of Lebanon.
Known as "Pa John" to his family, he died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at the University Medical Center.
He was a member of Adams Ave. Church of Christ and was employed as a driver for 30 years with the Coca-Cola Company.
Services were conducted by Brother Wayne Smith. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughters Sue Hollows and Laura (Billy) Davis; sister Martha Jane Stanley; grandchildren Randy "Bubba" (Stephanie) Mathes, Amber Smith (Richard Huff), Paige Davis, Jason Davis, Shaun Davis and Jayla Davis.
Also surviving are great grandchildren: Barbara Huff, Landon Mathes, B.J. Huff, Layne Mathes, Alexius Mathes and Nathan Huff; half-brothers Jimmy Mathes, Jack Mathes and Clyde (Patricia) Mathes; nephews Gary Brown, Bobby Stanley, Jessie Stanley, Eddie Testamand, Melvin Testamand and Donald Testamand; nieces Teresa Green, Debra Smith and Martha “Marti” Stanley.
He is preceded in death by parents Johnny George and Callie Jane Gannon Mathes; siblings Jessie Layman Mathes, Pauline Miller, Mary Testamand, Alene Bonner and Dean Brown.
Pallbearers: Billy Davis, Doug Hollows, James Demumbra, Eddie Testamand, Melvin Testamand and Gary Brown. Honorary: Randy Mathes, Richard Huff, Dr. Robert Woods and Dr. James Peyton and staff.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by the Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.