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Carrol Eugene MathisPassing: February 26, 2021


Tunnelton Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.


No Visitation


Tunnelton Cemetery

Wednesday, March 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

BEDFORD – Carrol Eugene Mathis, 90, formerly the Mayor of Buddha, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born January 16, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Victor E. and Alberta (Myers) Mathis.  He married Joan Lee Bush April 19, 1952.

Carrol retired from Kaiser Aluminum. He was a 1949 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a member of the Free Methodist Church.  Carrol loved his John Deere tractors.

Carrol was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and the recipient of two bronze stars.

Joan Mathis of Bedford
Cathy Jo (John) Root of Salem
Todd Steven (Mary) Mathis of Phoenix, Arizona
Lori (Brandon) McIntosh, Jason (Sarah) Mathis, Amanda (Robert) Loy, Amy (Shawyn) Ho, and Rochelle Mathis
Adalynn McIntosh, Jaxon McIntosh, Brayden Loy, Ava Loy, Layla Mathis and Sawyer Mathis
Nancy Bramer of Clarksville

His parents; son, Brian Eugene Mathis; and siblings, Max Mathis, Howard Mathis, June Hudson, Willa Faris, and Marie Borden, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Tunnelton Cemetery with Reverend Fred Barger and Todd Mathis officiating.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: monte rager | orleans, in
    Date: March 5, 2021
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.He was a fine man
  2. Guest: David & Susie Lee | Salem In
    Date: March 4, 2021
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Carrol. He was a joy to be around. Always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan and family.
  3. Guest: Phil Morris | Bedford
    Date: March 3, 2021
    Joan, Cathy and Todd, Always enjoyed seeing Joan and Carrol at church. I'm sure he and Brian are rejoicing in their reunion. Prayers for you all!
  4. Guest: Dave Torphy | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 2, 2021
    Carrol was a fine man & a friend of mine.
  5. Guest: Larry Flinn | BEDFORD, In.
    Date: March 2, 2021
    So sorry for the passing of Carrol.We both grew up in Tunnelton. Watched him play basketball for the Indians and lived in Buddha when he was mayor also worked with him at Kaiser. A long time friend whose smile and laugh will be greatly missed.Condolences to Joan and family
    Date: March 1, 2021
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Carrol. We really enjoyed all of our interactions with him. He was a very special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.
  7. Guest: Arch and Jane Girdley | Castle Rock, Colorado
    Date: March 1, 2021
    What a great brother-in-law and even better friend for over 70 years. I agree- a Special Great guy - fun to be with him - we had some precious times with him and Joan - good memories. πŸšœπŸ’™πŸ™πŸ’™πŸŒˆ
  8. Guest: Dick and Barb Howell | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: February 28, 2021
    We loved singing in the choir with Carrol and Joan playing the piano. Dick and Carrol loved talking about their John Deer tractors. We will miss talking with him. Will see you again someday.
  9. Guest: Lindy and DeAnn and Lori Hopkins | Orleans Indiana
    Date: February 28, 2021
    We sure enjoyed Carrols funny personality! He sure enjoyed a good laugh! We sure will miss him. Prayers and lots of love for Joan and family! Hugs and prayers πŸ™β€πŸ’‘β€πŸ™
  10. Guest: John E. Hobson | Helltonville, In
    Date: February 28, 2021
    Sorry to hear about Carrol, always enjoyed talking to him and visiting over the years
  11. Guest: David and Jeanne Davis | Williams, IN
    Date: February 28, 2021
    We will miss Carrol terribly such an awesome friend who we loved deeply! We take comfort knowing he is in heaven with those that have gone before him! Love, hugs and prayers to Joan and all the family! β˜¦πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’™
  12. Guest: Sherrie Stout Johnson | Springville, IN
    Date: February 28, 2021
    Sorry to hear of Carol's passing. He was such a funny man....remember him from Tunnelton Methodist Church & Buddha Baptist. Prayer's for you all.
  13. Guest: Claudia Bennett | Bedford In
    Date: February 28, 2021
    He will be sadly missed by me. He always made me smile and laugh. I loved him so much. And will pray for him and you Joan. Keeping you in my thoughts
  14. Guest: Carol and Roger Kern | Bonita Springs, Florida
    Date: February 27, 2021
    A special gentleman. Our deepest condolences to Joan, Kathy, Todd and their families. He will be greatly missed.