Daniel “Mark” Mathis, age 51, of Pinckneyville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 4:25 a.m. in his home.
Mark was born on September 19, 1960 in DuQuoin, IL, a son to Daniel L. and Gladys (Campbell) Mathis. On October 11, 1980, he married Lillian Bathon in Todds Mill, IL and she survives. He had worked as a coal miner for Captain Mine for 13 years then later as a car detailer at HiWay Motors, Red Bud, IL. He was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church and the U.M.W.A. Local #1392 and dearly loved music and playing drums.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Mathis of Pinckneyville, IL; a daughter, Jacie Mathis of Pinckneyville, IL; three sisters, Nora Beth (Larry) Helvey of Pinckneyville, IL, Susan (Ted) Knapp of Mount Vernon, IL and Cindy (Michael) Cluck of Herrin, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Ella Bathon; a son, Dustin Daniel Mathis; a sister, Linda Petty; a brother-in-law, Carl Bathon; a niece, Rhonda Helvey.
Funeral services will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Pinckneyville, IL on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Rob Mathis officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery, Todds Mill, IL.
Friends may call at Oak Gove Baptist Church, Pinckneyville, IL on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family of Mark Mathis.
Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL is in charge of arrangements.