Marc Alan Mathias

Posted 3/8/21

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Marc Alan Mathias


KENNEY — Marc Alan Mathias, 47, of Kenney, passed away at 5:20 p.m. on March 3, 2021, in Atlanta, Ill.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Waynesville Christian Church, Waynesville, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Visitation will be held from 5–8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Waynesville Christian Church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Waynesville American Legion, the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer (, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Marc was born on April 21, 1973, in Normal, to Mike and Joyce (Miller) Mathias, Kenney. They survive. 

He also is survived by his significant other, Chris McKown, Atlanta, and her sons, Cody, Will, Emmett, Tommy, and Van; his children, Justin (Anna) Mathias, Ashland City, Tenn.; and Alexis (Cory) Combs, Clarksville, Tenn.; sisters, Amy (Matt) Austin, Frankfort; and Alysha (Trent) Seggelke, Bloomington; his special auntie, Janice Miller, Normal; one niece and five nephews; the love of his life, granddaughter, Emerson Lynn Combs, 14 months, Clarksville, Tenn.; and his beloved “show dog,” Jake.

Marc was preceded in death by his grandparents, Maurice and Marcie Mathias and Robert and Lucille Miller; aunt, Kathy Clifton and uncles John Clifton and David Miller.

At the age of 20, Marc acquired his CDL and began his career in trucking, working for several companies before purchasing his own truck, hauling grain, seed, and limestone until 2012.  At the death of his grandfather, he gave up trucking for his dream job of farming full time with his dad.  This dream began during his years at Clinton High School and his involvement with FFA (Future Farmers of America), where in his senior year, he was president of the Clinton chapter.

Marc was a Waynesville resident from 1992 until 2016, when he moved to Kenney to live on the family homestead.  He was a past member of the Waynesville village board and fire department and enjoyed helping with the activities of Waynesville and the American Legion. 

In earlier years, his hobbies included boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.  You could often find Marc watching NASCAR races, hanging with friends or traveling with Chris.  The past year, his greatest joy was the role of “Paw Paw” watching his granddaughter, Emerson, as she grew.

He had a willing hand for anyone in need of help.  Everyone who knew Marc commented that he was the nicest guy, and they were better for having known him.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The family would like to give special recognition to his partner, Chris, for all the love, care, and support she gave him through his 6 and a half-year cancer journey. 

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