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December 21, 2013

Bobbie N. Mathes

Bobbie N. Mathes, 82, of Bloomington, Ill., and formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., died at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Martin, Tenn., son of James and Gladys Thompson Mathes. He married Carcelia “Jay” Rudy on Feb. 23, 1951, in Indiana, and she survives in Bloomington.

 Also surviving are three daughters, Caryn Mathes of Washington, D.C., Robin (David) Landry of Normal, Ill., and Michele Mathes of Bloomington; two grandsons, Aaron Peacher of Normal and Langston Gunn of Bloomington; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings.

Shortly out of high school, Bobbie served in the United States Air Force, where he was honorably discharged in 1956. He then worked as a molder for Malleable Iron Foundry in Terre Haute. In 1964, he devoted his career to working as a fireman and after 24 years, he retired as Assistant Fire Chief in 1988 in Terre Haute. After retirement, he worked as a fire inspector for the Indiana State Fire Marshal.

He was a member of Highland Baptist Church, Terre Haute, where he was a deacon.

Committal services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Park Hill Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, in Bloomington. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, in Bloomington, is handling cremation arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To express condolences online, please visit:

www.carmodyflynn.com

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