January 10, 1947 – March 11, 2021
Thomas Paul Mathews, 74, of Brownsville, died Thursday, March 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Thomas was born January 10, 1947 to Philip Paul and Elsie Christine Williams Mathews in Connersville. He graduated from Short High School in 1966. Shortly after graduating, Thomas went to work at Visteon. A short time later, he was drafted into the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War from 1966-1968. After returning home from the war, he continued working at Visteon, from which he retired in 2002. Thomas married the love of his life, Debra Tompkins in November of 1971. He furthered his education by attending classes at Ivy Tech. Thomas was a member of the local VFW and enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, and riding his bike. Above all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 49 years; father: Philip Mathews; daughters: Becky Handy and her spouse, Clayton of Liberty, Donna Moses and her significate other, Todd Gough of Connersville; brothers: Bobby Mathews and Michael Mathews; sisters: Amy Bass and her husband Mike, Karen Snodgrass and her husband, Terry; grandchildren: Danielle, Austin and his fiancé Rachel, Devin, and Emma; great-grandchildren: James and Zoey; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, Thomas is preceded in death by his brother: Fred Mathews; sister: Paula Kelly Visitation will be held Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Showalter Blackwell Long, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Association.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
March 16, 2021
I extend my sympathy to the entire Mathews family at this difficult time.
March 15, 2021
Always liked tommy. Got to play music with him a few times. Loved to hear him on that guitar.