Earl J. Mathis Sr., 89, Air Force vet, worked for City of Hampton

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Earl J. Mathis  Sr., 89, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.

Earl J. Mathis Sr.
     Earl J. Mathis Sr.

Earl was a native of DeQuincy, La., and a Peninsula resident since 1964. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of faithful service to his country. He then was employed with the City of Hampton for 17 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Asbury Wesleyan Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Drate and Rosa Mathis, and a brother, Jesse L. Mathis.

Earl is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise V. Mathis; two sons, Earl J. Mathis Jr. and Brian L. Mathis; four grandsons, Chris Hudgins, Troy, Shawn and Shane Mathis; and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Colin.

A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Asbury Wesleyan Church, 605 Harpersville Road, Newport News, Va. The family will receive friends following the service. Graveside services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Asbury Wesleyan Church, 605 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.