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In Loving Memory

Mathis, James D.

January 11, 1942 - November 2, 2023

Mathis, James D., passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Beloved husband of Joann “Jodi” Mathis (nee Stratman) for 54 years; dear father of James Mathis, Jr., Cody (Chrissy) Mathis, Brett Mathis and the late Tracy Mathis; cherished grandfather of Collin James, Ian, Lucy and Felix; dear brother-in-law of Suzanne (Harold) Gregory, Victor (Joan) Stratman, Paula (John) Sansoucie and the late Becky Honse; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Mr. Mathis was a veteran of U.S. Navy, member of The Gateway Ford/Mercury Car Club and a was an avid collector.

Services: Memorial visitation will be held at the VFW Post #2593, 2301 Church Rd., Arnold, MO 63010, on Fri. Dec. 8, 4-8 p.m.

A Kutis South County Chapel Service


11 thoughts on “Mathis, James D.”

  1. Jim was such an upbeat, resilient man always looking for a new adventure. Jodi, we are glad you brought him into our lives. May he rest in peace.

  2. God has another Angel… John and I are so grateful to have known him, he was a very kind man and our hearts go out to you Jodi… May you find strength in our Lord Jesus…

  3. I remember meeting Jim, Jodi and family as a twelve year old kid in Michigan when they came to visit, what a blast that was. My mother Linda Podjan and Jim were First cousins. She has many fond memories and kind things to say about him. She is very saddened by his loss as am I. Many prayers for Jodi and family for this great loss during this very difficult time.
    God bless,

  4. I’ll cherish the good times we had together over the years. Never forget the day he was waiting for me to get home from work because he and a friend were having problems getting a Mustang they were working on and couldn’t get the motor to turn over. Turned out to be the torque converter wasn’t in all the way and when they bolted it up to the engine it was in a bind. Sure do miss those times. Lots of fun memories.

  5. Jodi, Brett, Cody and Dave,
    Sending our sincere sympathy for your loss. Jim was always such an upbeat, positive person. Every time he saw me he greeted me like his “long lost buddy”. What a great guy. May his memory be a blessing to all.
    Betteanne and Mike Smith

  6. Jodi and Family
    I’m so saddened to read hear about Jim‘s passing, he was such a happy and fun loving person, and you were both fortunate to have each other for all of those years. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Susan Thomas

  7. Jodi, Leo and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim was such a nice guy. I am sure you are left with great memories. Hugs to you Jodi.

  8. Jodi, My Dearest Friend, my heart breaks for you…I Pray for God to wrap you and your boys in his Precious arms and carry you all through this very hard time…
    Jimbo was a Wonderful man and I always so enjoyed the time I spent with him and Loved my trips to Arizona with you both…We made some Great memories together!!
    I’m here for you, I Love you Dearly , there are just no words for the loss your feeling, just know that I’m here for you no matter what….Love you more ♥️


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