Thomas J. Mathis Sr.

Born on Sept. 9, 1936

VICTORIA - Thomas Jefferson Mathis Sr., 77, of Victoria, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014. He was born September 9, 1936 in Cuero to the late Joe and Olivia Ross Mathis. He was a Baptist and retired from Kruger Construction.
He is survived by his companion, Irena Dell Hill of Victoria; daughters, Terrace O'Lynn Hill and Victoria Nichols, both of Victoria; sons, Thomas J. Mathis Jr. of Victoria, Anthony Hill of San Antonio, and Danny Hill of New Braunfels; sister, Betty Mathis of Cuero; brother, Ervin Mathis of Houston; and 6 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Norris Hill; sisters, Lottie Nell Clark and Ruthie Probes; and brothers, Alfred J. Mathis and Earl Mathis.
A walk-in visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Barefield Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 704 E. Park St., with Rev. Fred Hobbs and Rev. Harold Ray Ellis as officiating ministers. Interment will be at Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers: James Mathis, Jontua Griffin, Bennie Stanley, Kris Hill, David Barefield, and Carlos Griffin. Honorary pallbearers: nephews and grandsons.
Barefield Funeral Home, 361-575-6180.



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