Rex Lee Mathis

Rex Lee Mathis passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Abilene, Texas. He was 76 years old.

He was born on June 24, 1940 to Floyd Lee and Juanita Evadine (Bottoms) Mathis in Jack County, Texas.

Rex married Joan Dunlap on November 28, 1957 in Jermyn, Texas. He was a retired oilfield supervisor having worked many years for R. L. Adkins Corporation. He was an active member and deacon for First Baptist Church in Jacksboro as well as serving on the Faith Community Hospital Board. Rex was a member and past master of Fort Richardson #320 Masonic Lodge. He served his community, faithfully followed his Lord and Savior; and was a loving and kind husband, father, brother, and friend that will be missed dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Among those who will cherish his memory include his wife Joan Mathis of Abilene; children Tina Wyatt and husband Jay, Lee Mathis and wife Kelly, and Wanda Gregory and husband Tommy, all of Abilene; brother Donald Mathis of Jacksboro; grandchildren Mitchell Wyatt, Jason Gregory, Chelsie Harruff, Jennifer Lovelady, Amy Simmons, Kristen Newton; nephew Timmy Mathis; nieces Shelly Swan and Teresa Austin; seven great-grandchildren with one on the way come April; and many other extended family members and friends.

A visitation was held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Coker Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with burial following in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

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