He was employed as a car salesman at Value Auto of Linton, formerly owned and operated Dode's Pizza in Lyons, and had worked several years at Rice's Building Supply in Linton. He served in the Army National Guard for many years. He was a member of the Linton Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife whom he married Jan. 9, 1993, Lora (Reed) Mason of Linton; two sons, John (Jenifer) Mason of Lyons and James (Ashley Bailey) Allen of Linton; two daughters, Mollie (Derek) Girten of Lyons and Melinda (Joshua) Scales of Linton; six brothers, Johnnie Mason of Shoals, Billie Joe Mason of Linton, George Mason of Florida, Gary Mason of Linton, Carl Mason of Evansville, and Ronnie Mason of Linton, ten grandchildren, and an expected grandchild in August.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
A funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, Pastor Gerald DeVore officiating.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the family through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.