James Terrence MATHISON
James Terrence MATHISON
  • December 22, 1943 - July 16, 2017
  • Lees Summit, Missouri

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James "Terry" Mathison, 73, of Lake of the Ozarks and Lee's Summit, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Terry was born in Bronx, New York to Fred and Odette Mathison on December 22, 1943. He graduated from East High School in 1961. He received his Associates degree from Long View College. Terry married Judy Brown on December 04,1976, in Raytown, Missouri.

He worked as a National Sales Manager for Crown, Cork and Seal. He retired from there in 1999. He served in the Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He belonged to Aarat Shrine of Kansas City, where he was the Director of the Scooter Corp, He also served on the Board of Directors at Park Lane Hospital. He was an avid golfer winning several club championships and winning a trip to Hawaii with team golf. He enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing, the Royals, Chiefs, College Basketball, and participating in slot tournaments at the casino.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers; Wayne Mathison and Tim Mathison.

Terry is survived by his wife Judy of 40 years, his son Chris Mathison, daughter Samantha Dunn, his sister Deanna Johnson and husband Jeff. Grandchildren: Jake Mathison, Nikki Mathison, and Anthony Dunn. He is also survived by one aunt, Bette Mathison, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life and a Military Service will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo 64133

Memorials may be given to the Cancer Foundation and Crossroads Hospice of Independence, Missouri. The family of James "Terry" Mathison wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Mark DeWolfe, Annette, and the staff at St. Luke's Cancer Institute. We would also like to thank, the VA Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, and Crossroads Hospice of Independence, Missouri.