CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) — Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to former Carter County circuit court clerk John Paul Mathes and his wife, Robin Mathes.
Carter County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed Saturday that John Paul “JP” Mathes and his wife, Robin, were killed during a severe storm that moved through the Watauga Lake area Friday evening.
The couple was taking shelter from the storm near Fish Springs Marina in Hampton when a tree hit their tent.
The funeral was held at the gym at Hampton Elementary School.
John Paul’s son says he’s thankful for the community’s support.
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