Socastee–Lloyd Thomas Mathis, age 90, of Steeple Chase Drive, died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Grand Strand Healthcare.
Mr. Mathis was born on October 25, 1919 in Cowpens, SC, a son of the late Miledge and Nettie Lee Davis Mathis. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy and served as a HMC during World War II. Mr. Mathis was attached to the 1st Marine Raider Battalion in Guadalcanal where he was decorated with the Navy Cross for bravery. After moving to Myrtle Beach, he was Business Manager for Ocean View Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Joan Mathis of Socastee, three sons, Thomas “Wayne” Mathis of Manhattan, Montana, Raymond Mathis and his wife, Virginia, of Monroe, NC and Mike Mathis and his wife, Sheri, of Socastee, one daughter, Diane Mathis and her husband, Christophe Benoit of Boston, MA, three sisters, Katherine Crocker and her husband, Rev. Clarence Crocker of Spartanburg, SC, Ruth Vassey and her husband, Lyman of Atlanta, GA and Betty Ann Hyder and her husband, Murrell, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel with Rev. Ronald E. Greisner officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Mercy Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 or to the Horry County Humane Society, 2101 Industrial Park Drive, Conway, SC 29526.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.