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Hunter Mathis March 3, 1998 - April 1, 2021

Hunter Gene Mathis was born to Edwin and Diane Mathis on March 3, 1998 in Branson, Missouri. He departed this life Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

Hunter was a hardworking and happy person. He thrived on being the life of the party and bringing a smile to everyone’s face. He loved spending time with his family and was always there for anyone that needed help. He was the favorite uncle to his nephew, Kayden, and niece, Elaina. They were always found wrestling and squealing with delight when he was around. Hunter gave all to others selflessly and completely. He enjoyed watching anime, his favorite being One Piece which he faithfully watched all 950+ episodes. Hunter also treasured  spending time outdoors, often hiking or running nature trails. When he wasn’t doing either of those he loved to cook, often to the astonishment of others at what he dared to combine in his ingredients. He graduated from Hollister High School in 2016, then completed his welding degrees at MTI in Springfield, Missouri in February of 2021. Hunter will be forever in the hearts of those that knew him and rests in the arms of the true and living God. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

Hunter is survived by his mother Diane; father Edwin; his two brothers Garret Moore and Skylar Mathis; sister Amber Harrison with her husband Chase; nephew Kayden and niece Elaina and other caring relatives.

Memorial services for Hunter will be 5:00 P.M. Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Ted Spencer officiating. Services and arrangements are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com

Effective October 21, 2020 through April 30, 2021 the City of Ozark, Missouri issued a mask ordinance. A requirement to wear face coverings when in public, for the purpose of preventing or limiting the spread of COVID-19. Masks are also required at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Barnes Funeral Home is following the ordinance and recommend social distance guidelines. The family and staff thank you in advance, for your understanding during these difficult times.



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    Rachel McElroy says

    Prayers and hugs for all of you!

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    Sheila Wilson says

    Diane, I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I had known sooner so I could have been at the service. Please know that I’m praying for you, and for your entire family. May you find strength and comfort in our savior, and also a peace that passes all our understanding.