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Eugene Mathis

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Funeral Services for Eugene Mathis, 54, of Kilgore will be held Saturday, December 30, at 11 a.m. at Faith Tabernacle O.G.I.C. Burial will follow at Kilgore Memorial Gardens under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home. Public viewing will be held Friday, December 29, from 1-7 p.m. No wake will be held.

Eugene Alton Mathis of Kilgore was born August 14, 1963 to the late Shirley Jo Mathis and Elvis Mathis of Longview. He died December 22, 2017.

He married Shelia Mathis on July 29, 1984; they were married for 33 years. To this union three sons were born.

Eugene attended Longview High School and graduated with the class of 1982.  He was an employee at Mansfield Plumbing for 18 years and Skeeter for 13 years. He was a longtime member of Faith Tabernacle of God in Christ.

Eugene was preceded in death by his father, Elvis Mathis Sr.; his mother, Shirley Jo Mathis; his brothers, Glover C Mathis, DeWayne Mathis, Carl Mathis, James Walker; and a sister, Lessie B Mathis.

Eugene leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Shelia Mathis; three sons, Darron Mathis (Chrisan), Joshua Mathis (Janell), Jeremy Mathis (Caylynn); six grandchildren; two brothers, Elvis Mathis (Eva), Joe Stevenson; two sisters, Jennifer Mathis and Shrubbery Walker; his mother-in-law, Beatrice Gilstrap, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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