Robert Mathis



Mr. Mathis, 61, of Linden, died Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at his residence. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home, with Rick Cottrell officiating. Burial was at Flatwoods Cemetery. He was born in Waynesboro, the son of Mary Frank Belsha Dotson and the late James Fay Mathis. He was employed with the State of Tennessee as an elevator inspector. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by stepfather, David O. Dotson; daughter, Brandy Nicole Mathis; and grandparents, James Herbert and Inez Lorene Skelton Mathis, and Roy Garner and Eula Mae Carroll Belsha. Survivors include his wife, Lolita Murdock Mathis; a son, Zachary Mathis of Linden; stepdaughter, Farrah (Jamile) Rogers of Centerville; step-grandson, Felix Rogers; a brother, William (Betsy Day) Mathis of Jackson; father-in-law, Joe Murdock of Linden; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Robert Mathis has a unique belief on how to fix Colts defensive line

Indianapolis Colts legend, Robert Mathis, offers an unpopular approach to improving the team’s defensive line play. One of the biggest struggles for the Indianapolis Colts the past couple of seasons has been the defensive line play. That’s been obvious. That is why the team spent the first two draft picks on edge rushers last year.

Colts induct Alabama A&M legend Robert Mathis into team's Ring of Honor

INDIANAPOLIS — One of the greatest pass rushers in the history of both Alabama A&M and the National Football League (NFL), Robert Mathis was honored by the Indianapolis Colts as he became just the 17th individual to be inducted into that organization's Ring of Honor on Sunday, November 28. A...

Robert Mathis officially inducted to Colts Ring of Honor

Colts all-time sack leader Robert Mathis can add Ring of Honor inductee to his extensive legacy in Indianapolis. Number 98 finally got his induction ceremony during halftime of the Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His original ceremony, scheduled for the 2020 season, was postponed due to COVID protocols. Fellow Ring of Honor pass rusher Dwight Freeney bestowed Mathis with his blue jacket onstage with Jim Irsay.

Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis among 26 semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS – One is back for another shot while the other is looking for his first shot. Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis, a pair of Indianapolis Colts’ icons, made the cut to 26 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. Wayne, one of the franchise’s...