Fred Mathis

Fred L. Mathis, 64, formerly of Pontotoc, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Al., after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Pontotoc County to the Rev. JC and Louise Munlin Mathis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, drafted from April 1969 to April 1971 and served as Specialist 5th Class. After medical training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, he was stationed at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. He worked in credit and commission sales for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Dallas after military service. He began a career in finance management in 1973 and was a district supervisor for Pioneer Credit in North Mississippi until his death.  Mr. Mathis was a talented electric guitarist, an avid gun collector and a member of the Nettleton United Pentecostal Church. [Read more...]