Matheson, Mark D.

Mark Davis Matheson

Mark Davis Matheson, MSgt., USAF (Retired)

January 22, 1963 – October 16, 2022

1963 ~ 2022 (age 59)

Mark Davis Matheson “MnM”, MSgt, United States Air Force Pararescueman retired, age 59, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2022, in his residence, Franklin, North Carolina. Mark was born in Tampa, Florida, January 22, 1963, to Betty Davis Wood and the late Donald Lee Matheson.

Mark is survived by his wife Cherryl Anne Matheson, daughter Steinunn Mist Matheson, grandchildren Olivia Mist and Lincoln and sisters Cynthia Leigh and Jennifer Ann.

Mark was an experienced combat veteran who embodied the motto, “that others may live.” Mark dedicated his life to saving and helping others and was widely known as someone who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Mark touched many lives wherever he served all over the world. He was a true American hero that will be sorely missed, now resting from his labors in the Lord he trusted.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Viewing at 1:00 pm

Service at 2:00 pm

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home

105 W Main St. Franklin, NC 28734

Reception to Follow

Jaycee Building/Franklin Memorial Park 448 W. Main Street Franklin, NC, 28734

Friday, November 4, 2022

Burial at 12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

926 Old US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711

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