SPRUCE PINE, N.C.— On Friday, February 12, 2021, Jesse Allen Mathis, went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Jesse was the loving husband of Mabelann Mathis for fifty-four years and loving father to Aaron and Amy.
Jesse was born on March 13, 1940 to Allen and Nina Mathis of Marion, North Carolina.
He graduated from McDowell High School in 1959 and served his country in the U.S. Navy for four years while doing overseas tours to Bermuda, Japan, and Iceland. He worked as a fireman in Matthews, NC and moved to Mitchell County in 1973. While living in Mitchell County, he served as the U.S. Postmaster for thirty-two years to the Little Switzerland community.
Jesse is survived by his loving wife; Mabelann Reeb Mathis of the home; his son; Aaron Mathis and wife, Bonnie; his daughter; Amy Thomas and husband, Stacy; his devoted sister; Diane Davis and husband, Larry of Rock Hill, SC; and his loving brother; Jerry Mathis and wife, Roseanne of Hendersonville, NC; his grandchildren; Ashely Thomas, Brianna Willis and husband, Jake; Christen
Kerlin and husband, Taylor; Taylor Griffin and husband, Sam; and Tanner Mathis; his brother-in-law; Melvin Reeb and sister-in-law; Darlene Maedel both of Ontario, Canada; and lots of nieces and nephews.
Jesse loved his Little Switzerland community and collected teddy bears at the post office for many years. He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid Boston Red Soxs fan. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
A private family memorial service will be on Sunday, February 14, 2021 with the Rev’s Cass Buchanan and Bruce Cannon officiating.The Mathis family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for all their support, love, and help to the family during Jesse’s illness.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 www.hospiceblueridge.com or the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org or www.donate3.cancer.orgDue to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all
guests and family members attending the visitation and service to please bring and wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com, selecting Jesse Mathis’ name and then you may sign his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Mathis and is honored to be serving the Mathis family. Mr. Mathis’ obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.