Perry J. Mathers Sr., a Navy Veteran, loving husband and father, passed away February 9 following an 18-year battle with cancer.

He enjoyed being an electrician, boating and working with wood but he took endless pleasure from his retirement, his cigars and his bourbon.

He is forever loved and will be forever missed.

Perry is survived by his wife, Kathleen, sons, Perry, Jr. and Christopher Mathers; his half-sisters, Marylou Graham and Wanda Smith, his brother, Gene Britton, his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Mathers, his mother, Ocela Mathers, his half- brother, Sonny Mathers, his half-sisters, Barb Nardo and Judy Brown his second parents, Bill and Lula Britton and brother, Billy Britton.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauk necht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, Ohio on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for Research or the James Cancer Center by going to

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