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Nathan Mathis

April 25, 1954 — January 26, 2023

Junction, Texas

Nathan Mathis

Nathan Mathis’ story began in El Paso, TX on April 25, 1954, and finished his battle on January 25, 2023 at his home on the Llano River, surrounded by sweet music, laughter, prayers, and family. At a young age, and as the only son of John Nell and Billie Mathis, they moved to Albany, TX near his grandparents; where he spent many great years playing with cousins, aunts, and uncles. One of his fondest memories that held much pride his entire life, was the annual Fandangle, in which the entire family participated, and most certainly concreted his love for music and storytelling. It was during these times that Nathan procured his first job helping his father and grandfather in the oilfield. After moving to Snyder, TX in elementary school, they soon moved to Hall Summit, LA to help the grandparents on their farm, and where numerous adventures were had with his aunts and uncles. During his time here, he gained a passion for perfecting and competing in martial arts; earning a 3rd degree black belt; Chuck Norris even had the pleasure of meeting Nathan Mathis! Those that know Nathan all know about his love for Tabasco that he found here, sometimes proudly displayed on his hip in his custom holster. At the end of high school, Nathan returned to Snyder to finish his senior year. It was soon after that, he heard the oilfield continue to call, and moved to Ozona where he carried on the family tradition by joining the local Masonic Lodge; yet another well loved and respected family tradition he practiced his entire life. Ozona is where her met, married, and assumed his new title of “hey baby” from his loving wife, Cindy. From here, they both pursued passions such as scuba diving, chasing the oilfield, and raising their three children. Being a hard-working, proud, loving, father, and husband, he always found time to entertain and engage the family. Music nights were a common occurrence growing up for the children, where they would come together with music, and sing along to songs Nathan had written. Later, another move found the family in London, TX where they ran the Frontier Restaurant and he fell in love with the historic London Hall and Llano River; the place he knew he would retire on. Eventually, Nathan found himself and the family returning to Snyder to continue the work he knew and loved in the oilfield, mastering every aspect of the business. He earned his National Association of Corrosion Engineer credentials (don’t’ get him started on rust), finished WTC with academic awards, and became a line finder. As a line finder, Nathan walked every mile of Scurry County, and worked hard for continuing accreditations in his field. In his personal life, becoming a Pawpaw, singing karaoke, bird calls, the famous “bandana trick”, and traveling were things he embraced. Being a storyteller by nature, he loved to visit new places and never met a stranger. As man that was larger than life and a friend to all, he was always recognized by his laugh, smile, and signature bandana. Nathan was always a sucker for the zoo, jokes, fishing, and helping people. He was a man of faith, kind, genuine, and a true boy scout that brought light to every room he entered.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

He is survived by his wife Cindy Mathis of Junction. His children are Aubrey and Duke Washmon of Utopia, TX, Misty and Joe Thomason of Midland, TX and Heath Mathis of San Angelo, TX. Three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a sister and two nieces, and many cousins who loved him. A bonus mom Momma D and sister Sharla.

Donations can be made to the Huntingtons Nonprofit, HDReach 2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #247 Cary, NC 27518; HDREach.org.
We would like to thank Kat Greene, Katie Gregory, and Hill Country Hospice Team for their love and care.

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, FUNERAL SERVICES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO 11:00 AM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023 at Kimble Funeral Home with Misty Thomason officiating.

VISITATION IS CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. 325-446-3076

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