Former Crestview mayor Ted Mathis dies

Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM.

He left NASA and went to work for the Air Force, where he tested the first laser on an aircraft and moved from South Carolina to Northwest Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Mathis, his children: Gaye Mathis Helms, Dennis, Joy, Greg, Evelyn, Karen and Steve Mathis, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The funeral for former Crestview Mayor Ted Mathis is 4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church Cross Roads Center, 599 Eighth Ave. Visitation is at 2 p.m.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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