Buddy Mathis

September 13, 1931March 15, 2023
Obituary of Buddy Mathis
Buddy H. Mathis, 91, passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife and family on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in Theodore, Alabama. He was born to John and Ludie Mathis on September 13, 1931 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Buddy was a construction contractor for many years, and later dabbledf in real estate. Out of everything in his life, Buddy’s greatest accomplishment was his family. He and his wife of 70 years, LaJuna Ghormley Mathis, had three beautiful children: Tony, Scott, and Melodie. Buddy dedicated his life to instilling love and discipline in them. It may have been his way or no way, but he cherished his family more than anything on earth. Buddy was an avid Alabama Football fan (Roll Tide!), liked country music, dogs, a good treasure hunt, and in his younger years enjoyed turkey and deer hunting. Buddy could often be found sitting at his computer, watching the stock market – a subject he frequently would call his children and grandchildren to chat about. His motto for business and life was, “You gotta know where you’re at, know where you’re going, and know when you get there.” Buddy also coined the phrases, “You gotta swing your own stick,” and “Are we on the same page? Are you with me now?” Both of which his family can recite to you verbatim. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and man, and will be greatly missed. Buddy was preceded in death by his son, Scott Mathis; parents; two brothers; and three sisters. His is survived by his wife, LaJuna Mathis; two children, Tony (Rose) Mathis of Citronelle, and Melodie (Edward) Baldwin of Daphne; daughter-in-law, Terri Mathis of Mobile; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other cherished family and friends. Visitation for Buddy will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Mobile, Alabama with a funeral service immediately following. Services will be officiated by Reverend Lebaron Taylor. A message from Bud: “See you on the other side.”

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