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Winn Funeral Home
Thursday March 12th, 2020
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Winn Funeral Home
Friday March 13th, 2020
9:00am - 1:00pm

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Friday March 13th, 2020

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Walter Robert Mathis

Walter Robert Mathis, age 81 of Horse Cave, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. He was a native of Hart County and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother who loved spending time with his family. He was a manager at the Homer Bartley Lumber Company for over 40 years and was a retired farmer.

He is preceded in death by  his wife, Earnest “Eveaughan” Mathis; one son, Danny Russell Mathis; his parents, Walter Riley Mathis and Mary Edna Mathis; three sisters, Mae Meyers, Linda Miller and Ida Shafer; one brother, Charles Mathis.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol Bunnell (Butch) of Hardyville and Karen Holsinger of Cave City; four grandchildren, Phillip Mathis (LaDonna), Seth Bunnell, Mary Caitlin Bunnell and Charlie Holsinger; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Wyatt Mathis; three sisters, Martha Howard, Bettie “Tootsie” Turner and Ruby Jane Mathis; one brother, Larry Mathis; some of his dearest friends, Johnny Atwell, Terry Cooper, and Tim Key. He was loved dearly by his friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Winn Funeral Home and again on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Condolences may be expressed on line at www.winnfuneralhome.com

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Wayne Hatcher Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

Carol, I'm so sorry for your loss. If there is anything that I can do for you please don't hesitate to let me know. Prayers are going up for you and your family.

Janice Krauss Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

Hello to all my Family that I have never seen nor met. I love you all and my Heart Greaves of the loss of Robert...
My name is Charles W Mathis JR. he was my dads Brother... I would love to meet you all any time. I dont know what made this family grow so far apart... But if we are all alike Family is are life and we live for .... God Bless You all threw this tragic moment...
I wish I could attend but unfortunately Im 6 hours away and my wife just started walking after back Surgery. And we cant make the trip ...
This day will never leave my thoughts because this wonderful man has taken a trip with God on My Birthday....
March 8 1967. Is my DOB.

Charles W Mathis JR. Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Jake England Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Robert was my widowed mother's next door neighbor for over 40 years while he run the sawmill. My mother thought the world and all of him. She thought he was the best neighbor in the whole wide world. He would bring her garden vegetables in the summer, and sometimes mow a little grass for her. He more or less looked out for her because she lived alone. She talked about him so often and she so very much appreciated his kindness. Robert was one in a million and will never be forgotten by my family. My family's condolences and deepest sympathy to the Mathis family.

Joyce Groce Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to your family. May your memories bring you comfort and may the peace of God be with you during this time of sorrow. (Philippians 4:7)

Jae Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM