Harold Mathis

Harold Ray 'Rusty' Mathis

Monday, May 26th, 1941 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Harold Ray “Rusty” Mathis 78, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Waco, Texas. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at St. Paul Memorial Park in Crawford, Texas, with the Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd., Waco. State mandated social distancing will be practiced at both events.

Harold was born in Waco, Texas, to the late Harold and Eloise Thomas Mathis. He married Wilda Propst Mathis on July 20, 1963, in Waco, Texas. Harold retired from the Commercial Truck Sales business after 32 years working for Duncan Freightliner and Bird-Kultgen Ford. Harold graduated from China Spring High School in May 1959 and Business College at McLennan Community College. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by wife, Wilda Propst Mathis; and parents, Harold and Eloise Mathis.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Connie Schmalriede and husband, Rodney; granddaughter, Lindsey Gohlke and husband, Colby; and grandson, Brody Schmalriede and girlfriend, Kinze Reich. He is also survived by sisters, Wilma Crevis and husband, Frank, and Karen Smith and husband, Don; brothers, Kenneth Mathis and wife, Claire, Jerry Don Mathis and wife, Darlyne; and brother-in-law, Lewis Propst and wife, Mary.

Pallbearers are all Harold “Rusty” Mathis’ nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Keith Boles M.D. and the Westview Manor Team for your compassion.

Memorials can be made to Zion Lutheran Church P.O. Box 156, McGregor, Texas 76657 or St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery Fund, 140 Prairie Chapel Rd Crawford, Texas 76638.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    Proper social distancing measures will be in place and the wearing of facial coverings is encouraged.
  • Service

    Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    St. Paul Memorial Park
    10186 Cedar Rock Parkway
    CRAWFORD, TX 76638
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    Rev. Curtis Holland
  • Interment

    St. Paul Memorial Park
    10186 Cedar Rock Parkway
    CRAWFORD, TX 76638
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Candace Morton

Posted at 11:25pm

I just learned of your dad's passing. Your dad and I worked together at Duncan Truck Sales forty years ago.
We have kept in touch over the years. He was a wonderful friend who will be greatly missed, My deepest sympathy to you and yours,

Candace Morton


Posted at 01:01pm
I worked with "Rusty" back around 1999 ? at Allen Samuels Commercial Sales dept., He was always a very kind person to work with and always spoke of his wife and family. I am Blessed to have know someone who left such a impression and memory in mind. My deepest sympathy to your family. - Doris Sisneros

Ronny Bredemeyer

Posted at 12:10pm
I think that I met Rusty many long years ago. I worked for the Chevrolet Dealership in McGregor from 1970 to 1976. And I met him sometime during these years. I am very sorry to see of his passing.He was a very likable guy, that I enjoyed being around for the time we shared!! I am very sorry to just see of his passing. And he was not that much older than me!! Thoughts/Condolences/Prayers to his Family(whom I think that I know some of you also, after living in McGregor for 20 years!! May GOD be with 'each' of you(Family and Friends). Please remember the good/fun times that each of you had with Rusty!! And may GOD help 'each' of you in the days, weeks, months to come!!

Jerry Stewart

Posted at 05:30pm
Rusty was a friend from China Spring High School. He was older than me, but I knew him and his brothers, Skinny and Jerry Don. My prayers are with the family.

Norma Conner

Posted at 06:18am
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you! Dee and Norma Conner

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