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Shane Matherly, age 38, of 168 B Johnson Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Bristol Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 25, 1976 to “Jay” Matherly and Eileen Howes Matherly of Butler, TN. Shane was a member of Rainbow Mennonite Church. He enjoyed radio control airplanes, blacksmithing, fishing and spending time with his family. Shane also was a youth basketball coach, a Cub Scout leader and a member of JCHS Class of 1994. Shane was well loved by everyone who knew him. He was a loving husband and devoted father. Because of his fun-loving, mischievous nature and brilliant sense of humor, he will always have a special place in the hearts of those who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Cristy Dunn of the home; three sons, Andrew, Kyman and Jackson Matherly; one sister, Sheila Matherly of Butler, TN; one brother, Eric Matherly of Butler, TN; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob Dunn and Lois Dunn of Mountain City, TN; nieces and nephews, Grace, Reese and Jay Young; special friend, Dottie Harmon; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 from the Rainbow Mennonite Church with Rev. Gary Gambill and Steven Long officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Poole, George Robinson, Eric Matherly, Justin Howes and Charlie Howes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 highway 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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Professional services for the Shane Matherly family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.