David Douglas Mathis, 58, of Independence, MO passed away on February 13, 2019.
Dave was born on February 21, 1960 in Topeka, KS to Doug and Shirley Mathis. Dave first attended Crippled Children’s Nursery School after which time he completed his education at Delano School in Kansas City, Missouri. For the last 20 plus years Dave has worked for Certified Safety, also in Kansas City, Missouri, as an assemblyman, constructing first aid kits. He was highly regarded by office staff and employees alike. During most of his adult life, Dave was a client of Special Neighbors. While with Special Neighbors Dave was considered an inspirational role model for many of their clients and was always eager to assist others in any way possible. That helpful attitude led to Dave being awarded a Foundation Achievement Award by the State of Missouri in the early 90’s. Dave especially enjoyed spending time with his mom and prior to his dads passing enjoyed deer hunting and fishing with his dad and brothers-in-law. Other activities Dave was fond of were going to the movies, riding his exercise bike, lunch with sisters almost every Wednesday, plus taking multiple trips to Branson. Most people who knew Dave also knew how much he enjoyed his walks to Independence Square and chatting with almost everyone he met. Dave’s tender heart and helpful spirit touched many lives throughout his lifetime. Dave will be truly missed by friends and his family who loved him so much.
Dave was preceded in death by his father, Doug Mathis. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Mathis; his sisters: Debbie, Nancy, Mary; his nieces and nephews: Steve, Angela, Jeff, Andy, Laura, Holly, Ben, and Joe; 14 great nieces and nephews; his Aunt Marilee; his cousin, Sarah; and countless friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 SE Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO 64149, with a visitation one hour prior to service at 12:00 pm. A private inurnment will take place in Longview Cemetery.