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Dale Keith Mathena, Jr., 46, of Princeton died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his residence. Born October 16, 1970, in Princeton he was the son of Alice Yvonne Farmer Mathena of Princeton and the late Dale Keith Mathena. Dale was a truck driver for nine years currently working at Berry Enterprises and formerly worked for Pounding Mill. During his youth, he attended Fairview Christian Community Church in Princeton. Dale loved old cars and motorcycles. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Emery Guy Farmer; and paternal grandparents, Hugh and Nora Tanner Mathena.
Additional survivors include his companion of twelve years, Ann Sawyer of Princeton; one son, Cody Allen Mathena and his girlfriend of nine years, Samantha Weese both of Radford, VA; two stepsons, Shannon Smith and Bradley Smith; two sisters, Sherri Della Dunford of Hickory, NC and Jessica Dawn Mathena of Princeton; niece, Ashley Nicole Dunford; and maternal grandmother, Della McKinney Farmer of Rock. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Larry Dyer officiating.
Burial will follow at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Princeton.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the service hour on Thursday.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on September 6, 2017
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