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James Harold Mathews, Sr.

Obituary for James Harold Mathews, Sr.

September 15, 1932 - October 29, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 86

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On October 29, 2018, James Harold Mathews, Sr. passed peacefully from this world and into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Harold was born on September 15, 1932 in Hedley, Texas to Harry and Inez Mathews. He spent the first part of his childhood in the Texas Panhandle then moved with his family to East Texas.

In 1953, Harold met and married the love of his life, Christine Irby. They were married for 65 years. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his infant brother Jerry Mack Mathews, and his sister, Nanette Mathews Williams. Harold is survived by his wife, Christine, and his three children, James Harold (Hal) Mathews, Jr. and wife Ginnie; Beverly Mathews Willis and husband Lee; and Christie Mathews Sedgass and husband Dana; and his three precious grandchildren, Hunter Mathews, Madeline Sedgass and Matthew Sedgass. He is also survived by his brother Travis "Pete" Mathews and his sister Linda Mathews Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 N. Lamar on Thursday, November 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Hyde Park Baptist Church at 3901 Speedway on Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services will be in Franklin County, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a contribution to the Hyde Park Foundation or Samaritan's Purse, a non-denominational global relief organization.

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a contribution to the Hyde Park Foundation or Samaritan's Purse, a non-denominational global relief organization.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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