Victor “Vic” Gordon Mathis passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020, of natural causes, at the age of 71. Vic was born on September 10, 1948, in Butler, MO, to his parents Gordon Mathis and Laura Reeze. He dedicated his life to his business finishing concrete and performing backhoe services.
Vic enjoyed playing dominoes, making money, scratching lottery tickets, driving fast cars, playing slot machines, watching westerns, and chasing hot women (not in that order). He enjoyed visiting local watering holes and telling everyone that would listen about all the yellow cats he caught. He enjoyed telling stories about his casino wins and rare losses.
A big highlight in Vic’s life was when he won his infamous $1 Million-dollar lottery in 2008. That big win allowed for Vic to finish building his top of the line warehouse and remove all debt from his long-standing successful business, Vic’s Concrete Finishing & Backhoe Service. A tale that Vic always liked to add was the million allowed for no shortage of friends coming out of the woodwork. Many of those friends may remember the Christmas gifts Vic liked to give, which were lottery tickets, hoping they would have the same lucky scratch he was so fortunate to receive.
Vic is survived by his children, Kim Beatty and husband Eddie of Bentonville, Arkansas and Tim Mathis and his wife Stacie of Springdale, Arkansas, as well as his longtime friend and caretaker Liz Rivera (his right hand gal, although he never would admit it to her) of Gonzales. He is also survived by his grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; Gordon, mother; Laura, and stepfather; Lee. Additionally, Vic’s dedicated and long tenured amazing crew and work family were a very important part of his life. His loved ones he leaves behind are so grateful for all the joy his friends brought to him over the years.
A celebration of life will be held at the Gonzales Elk Lodge on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 6 pm. The family will be there to welcome all friends and business partners. Friends may also leave their condolences and share memories by visiting www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com.