John W. (Johnny) Mathis, 63, of Orange, passed away Dec. 15, in Port Arthur. Born in Lake Alfred, Fl, on September 27, 1952, he was the son of John L. Mathis and Viola Ethel Lee Mathis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Alton Cole and brother, Donald Mathis.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Mathis; children, Linda Mathis Ward and Nicholas Mathis; sisters, Dean Swanson and husband Kenneth, Margie Nichelson and husband Rick, Sylvia Hernandez, Ann Simmons and husband James, Rosemary Eubanks and husband Charles and Patsy Nicholson and daughter Cassidy; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his fur baby, Cindy.

Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Southeast Texas Medical Center, especially Tiffany and Bryce, for the continuous care, compassion, and love they showed from the moment Johnny arrived at the hospital. They were truly our angels on earth.