Jimmy Edward Mathews, 73 passed away on January 27, 2015 at Chippenham Hospital. He was born in Nottoway County on February 17, 1941 to the late Carl and Ida Mathews. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Ellen Baird Mathews, sons; James E. Mathews Jr. (Nancy) of Maidens VA, Walter Andrew Mathews (Sandy) of Clermont, FL, Daniel Jefferson Mathews (Kim) of Powhatan, VA daughters; Diane Pharr (Randy) of Clarksville, VA and Ellen Larese Johnson (Bill) of Chesterfield, VA, grandchildren; Carrie Jo, Rebecca, Damon, Katherine, B.J., Thomas, Cody, Samantha, Jennifer, Martin and 3 precious ones, 19 great grandchildren, his sister; Dorothy Mathews Osterbind (Paul). He was proud to be a Marine, husband and father. He worked many years in construction for Jim Walters Home, American Family Homes and retired from Mitchell Homes in 2009 as president of operations- Semper Fi. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Richard Carl Mathews, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 11:00am at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Farmville with interment to follow in Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 31, 2015 4:00-6:00pm and Sunday, February 1, 2015 4:00-8:00pm at Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville.