Sherrill Leon "Red" Matheny



Sherrill Leon "Red" Matheny, age 78 of Forest City died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Rutherford County and a son of the late Douglas Matheny and Eula Mae Hardin Price. Sherrill worked for more than twenty years in sales with the Coca Cola Bottling Company, was a member of Adaville Baptist Church and served for thirteen years in the North Carolina National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Matheny and sister, Martha Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Dukes Matheny, two sons, James Leon Matheny of Bostic, Stephen Bradford Matheny of Rutherfordton, a sister, Zennie Greene of Rutherfordton, three grandchildren, Devin Price, Jackson Matheny, and Linda Matheny as well as his mother-in-law, Ruby Dukes of Rutherfordton.

Funeral services will be held at three o'clock Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the Adaville Baptist Church with Reverend Jonathan Cobb and Reverend Dr. Jim Whitlow officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be in the Sanctuary of the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Adaville Baptist Church, 805 Oakland Road, Spindale, North Carolina 28160. The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at