Robert Dennis Mathews of the Tow String Community, Cherokee, NC, soared home with the Angels on December 26th, 2019. Rob looked forward to once again embracing his parents, Seaborne and Floy Mathews and brothers Douglas (Glenda) and Wayne as well as many loved ones and family members already at his new home on high.
Still waiting to join Rob is his wife and best friend of forty years, Cindy. They were inseparable and the love of each other’s lives. Also waiting to join Rob are his brothers Raymond Mathews (Juanita and Francis), and Roy Mathews (Cathy) and sisters, Bertha Pilkington (Buddy), Janice Crutchfield (Ancil) and Rachel Mathis (Bobby) and many treasured nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, in-laws who also loved him as a son, brother, and uncle and many cherished extended family members.
Rob had a rare spirit of love, kindness, generosity, and laughter. He could light up any room with his presence. He loved people. He had a special gift for bonding with the elderly and children. He helped make the world a better place and is missed by so many.
Robert was a United States Army Veteran who heroically helped protect America’s freedom in the Vietnam War. He was an active member of Tow String Baptist Church and enjoyed helping others in his community. In his lifetime, he loved hunting, gardening, carving, antiquing, spending time with family, and countless road trips along the many back roads of the South with his loving wife.
The visitation and service was held at Crisp Funeral Home, Bryson City, NC on Saturday, December 28th. Visitation began at 12:00 PM Noon and the Funeral Service was at 2:00 PM following with graveside service at Tow String Cemetery.