2009-03-19 / Obituaries


John Wayne Matheson, 62, of Jackson died March 17, 2009 at UAB Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 3, 1947. He was a native of North Tonawanda, N.Y. He attended First Baptist Church of Leroy. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1971 separating at rank of Technical Sergeant. He was the sole proprietor of Matheson Appliance for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Purvis Matheson, Jackson; two sons, John Brian (Valarie) Matheson, Leroy, Christopher Wayne (Amy) Matheson, Hoover; one step-son, John Nicholas (Rachel) Purvis, Mobile; one brother, Timothy Matheson, Rockford; two grandsons, John Austin Matheson, Jordan Thomas Matheson, both of Leroy; one granddaughter, Lily Mae Matheson, Hoover; two nephews, Ketih Matheson, Chad Matheson.

He was preceded in death by parents, Homer and Mabel Matheson and brother, Ronald Matheson.

The service will be Thursday, (today), March 19 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Leroy. Burial will be in the New First Baptist Church of Leroy Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Birmingham Baptist Association Medical Apartments, P.O. Box 701, Birmingham, AL 35223 or 2008 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233 or to the Alabama Organ Center at 500 22nd St. S., Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35233. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.


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