About Nathan Mathis
Nathan Mathis was born April, 18th, 1943 in Dale County, AL to parents Hosea and Pauline Mathis. His father was a sharecropper for H.H. Dowling & Brothers in Pinckard, AL. Nathan has farmed all of his life, helping his parents, and on his own starting in 1964. Just four years later, in 1968, Nathan was selected as "Outstanding Young Farmer" for Houston County, AL by the Dothan Jaycees.
Oscar & Beatrice Carpenter (Nathan's grandparents on his mother's side) with a very young Nathan Mathis and his sister, Martha Mathis
Father Hosea, Nathan, and Mother Pauline
Official Letter from Congress congratulating Mr. Mathis on being awarded "Outstanding Young Farmer" for Houston County, AL (1968)
Nathan graduated from Slocomb High School, where he was a key team leader in baseball, in 1961 and Alabama Christian College in 1963. Heserved in the Alabama National Guard for six years. Nathan married Sue Smith from Slocomb, AL. They had two children, Joey and Patti Sue. Nathan has two grandchildren, Jered and Jade, both Joey's children. Nathan coached Dixie Youth Baseball for 18 years, often having to buy the team's equipment with his own money so they could play. He was a President of Dixie Boys Baseball for Newton, Slocomb, Wicksburg, and Dale County and helped organize summer youth programs in Slocomb, Wicksburg, and Newton.
Joey Mathis (1/29/64-10/8/04)
Jered, Joey, and Jade Mathis
Patti Sue Mathis (10/11/72-03/29/95)
Nathan, Jade, and Sue Mathis
Coach Mathis with a young baseball team
Nathan Mathis was elected the Chairman of Houston County Commission (1974-1978). After finishing that term, Mr. Mathis didn't seek re-election. He was elected to the Alabama State House of Representatives in 1982 and served until 1994. He was selected "Outstanding Legislator," by UniServ for the years of 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989.
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