Michael Clark Mathis, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, 2014. Born in Lafayette on Sept. 28, 1940, Mike was a beloved son, husband, father, Pepaw, uncle, storyteller, Boy Scout, handyman, fisherman and practical genius. Michael attended Mansfield High School, where he was a star athlete and part of the 4-man team that broke the state record in the mile relay. He was an Eagle Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow, and a Boy Scout Leader, attending the World Jamboree with his troop. In Mansfield, he met and married the love of his life, Lynda Sue Evans, and then attended Louisiana Tech University, where his relay team set several state records that remained unbroken for decades. He was an avid camper and fisherman, and he especially enjoyed bass fishing.