Elbert Thomas “Tom” Matthis, 90 of 5641 Moseley Ave., passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
Born on April 14, 1929 in Sampson County, Tom was the son of the late Leonis and Mamie Fryar Matthis. He grew up on a farm and continued as a farmer his entire life. He was a hard-working man and loved gardening and working outdoors. Tom was a fun-loving man and respected by all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his two sons: Tony Matthis and wife, Eleanor and Ronnie Matthis and wife, Betty both of Clinton. Brother, Bobby G. Matthis and wife, Linda of Clinton, Five grandchildren: Scott Matthis and wife, Melanie, Ann Strother and husband, Neil, Rhonda Cannady and husband, Eddie, Jamie Matthis and wife, Bobbie and Mary Barefoot and husband, Matthew. Tom was also blessed with ten great grandchildren: Summerlyn Cannady, Chasen Matthis, Lane Matthis, Colbey Matthis, Kelly Cannady, Jayda Matthis, Nella Barefoot, Joshua Cannady, Caleb Cannady and Auden Barefoot.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Parnell Register Matthis, and his five sisters: Anna Laura Cannady, Lizzie Dudley, Janie Kersey, Marie Walters and Doris Saunders.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 3949 Taylors Bridge Hwy., Clinton, NC. 28328.
Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Matthis family.