Earnest Ronald “Pervy” Mathes, age 62, a resident Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, at his home.
Mr. Mathes was born March 17, 1950, in Oak Ridge. He was a lifelong resident of this area.
He was a master plumber and before his disability he was employed as the water treatment plant operator for the city of Oak Ridge.
Earnest served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. While serving, he received several medals, decorations, badges, and ribbons.