James Anthony "Tony" Mathis was born on February 14, 1952 in Gadsden, Alabama to James R. and Dorothy L. Mathis, they preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother, Julius "Randy" Mathis (Donna), his sister,
Sherri Frederick (Peter) and his brother, Terry Mathis (Phyllis). He retired from CPFD after 29 years of service. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and special friend, Karen Machan. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services to follow on Friday at 11 AM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Reverend Sam Manning will be officiating over the services.