Stephen Glenn “Steve” Mathi

November 3, 2023

Stephen Glenn “Steve” Mathis, 69, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Steve was born in Pensacola on July 31, 1954. Steve attended J. M. Tate High School. He had life-long friendships with many of his classmates and considered several of them family.

Steve loved sports of all kinds, particularly football and outdoor sports. As a youth, he played football with the Cantonment Cowboys, and later, as safety and punt returner for J. M. Tate High School and for the University of Southern Mississippi briefly. He was a pole vaulter for the Tate track and field team. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed hiking, skiing, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, and camping in the mountains. He even lived in his cabin cruiser for a few years.

Steve was an adventurer. Among his favorite occupations was working for Air Florida and truck driving, because he was able to travel to many different locations. He lived in Atlanta, Georgia, Grayton Beach, Florida, and Maggie Valley, North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Miami, Arizona, and Gainesville, Florida, where he developed his passion for Florida Gator football. He eventually returned to his beloved Pensacola to be close to family.

Steve loved his family and friends very much and he was fiercely loyal. He will be deeply missed. Although he never married or had children, he loved his nieces and nephews like they were his own. Steve volunteered to help with many youth sports teams that his nieces and nephews participated in throughout the years. He really enjoyed volunteering at his alma mater, J. M. Tate High School with the tennis and JV football team before he started having health issues.

He is preceded in death by his father, Calvin C. Mathis.

He is survived by his stepfather, Cecil R. Franklin; mother, Ida Nette Franklin; sister, Diane Kuykendall (Doug); his sister, Kaye Antone (Ronnie); step-sister, Sandy Erb (Bob); and his many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visitation services for Stephen Glenn Mathis will be held Monday, November 13, 2023 at 10:30 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Bill Flannigan officiating. Steve will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, Alabama.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at

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