Johnny Clevis Mathis, 82, of Oceana, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday May 28, 2020 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on January 26, 1938 a son of the late Henry and Malta Queen Mathis. Johnny is a member of the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church and the UMWA. He is a United States Air Force Veteran.
Survivors include his wife of almost 32 years Diana K. Bailey Mathis; three daughters Belinda (Brad) Lovins of Matheny, Tracey Mathis of Pineville and Amy Leech of Pineville; a son Johnny C. (Lisa) Mathis, II of Bassett, VA; eight grandchildren Charles Ballato, Jonathan Ballato, Ashley (Archie) Ward, Kassidee Lovins, Megan (Ray) Murdock, Bridget Avonelle, Robbie (Victoria) Whitlow and Britney (Mike) Henson; nine great grandchildren Silas Ballato, Jasper Ballato, Anthony Ballato, Leoma Murdock, Zane Whitlow, Aubrey Whitlow, Parker Henson, Peyton Henson and Kaden Pruett;  five siblings Glenna Shields, Ronald (Karen) Mathis; Barbara Scholes, Trennis Mathis and Larry (Vicki) Mathis;   and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday June 2nd at the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church Picnic Shelter, Oceana, WV with Pastor Jackie Grimmett officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family  on Monday June 1st in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.