The Reverend Martin Eric “Marty” Matthis, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
The last eighteen years he served as Pastor of Saint Nicholas/Trinity Lutheran Churches, Fairfax, SC. Prior to that Matthis served as an Army Chaplain since his ordination on June 6, 1987. During his time in the service he served in Fort Knox, KY; Fedul, Germany; and Fort Jackson, SC. He received two Army Commendation Medals for his service in the liberation of Kuwait and his time in Germany. He also received an Army Achievement Medal.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax with Rev. Christopher Matthis officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Keith Smith Funeral Service, 128 Water Street, Allendale, SC 29810.