Warren L. Mathews

Warren Lewis Mathews, 90, of Huntersville, N.C., passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Huntersville Oaks. Warren was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Athens, Ohio, to the late Ray and Lena Koker Mathews.

Warren was a mechanic in the Army Air Corps, where his passion for aviation grew, and he eventually owned his own Stinson and Tri-Pacer. Along with his passion for aviation, he enjoyed camping and motorcycling.

He married his wife of 63 years, Eva LaVera Bingham, in Amarillo, Texas, then moved to West Virginia, where they spent most of their life together.

Warren worked for Baldwin Supply and retired from General Engineering as a salesman. After retirement he worked for Quick Delivery Service.

Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lurene Gift; brother, Floyd Mathews; and one grandchild.

Warren leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Rebecca Sheppard and her husband, Scott, of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Donald Mathews of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Vets Association, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.

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