Funeral services for Mr. Shelton Mason, age 86, of Beechgrove, will be conducted Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Matthew Mason, grandson of Mr. Mason officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mr. Mason passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 in Murfreesboro.
He was born April 10, 1926 in Beechgrove, Tennessee the son of the late William Ewin Mason and Jesse Junia Shelton Mason. Mr. Mason enjoyed farming and mechanic work throughout his life. He also enjoyed singing old gospel hymns and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Beechgrove. Mr. Mason is a United States Navy veteran having served his country during World War II.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Nell Ovena Messick Mason, who passed away November 21, 2008.
Survivors include two sons, Philip Mason of Beechgrove; Lyle Mason and wife, Mona also of Beechgrove; six grandchildren, Monica Mason Donahue and husband, Jason; Matt Mason and wife, Rachel; Sean Mason and wife, Ashley; Sawyer Mason; Shelby Mason and Carlyn Mason; six great-grandchildren, Mason, Katelyn and Sarah Beth Donahue; Kaylee Mason; Addison and Ainsley Mason. Also surviving is one brother, Allen Mason and wife, Myra of Murfreesboro and two sister-in-laws: Iva Rose of Beechgrove and Velma and husband, Dorris Davis of the Noah Community and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Beechgrove, TN or to the American Cancer Society.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Shelton Mason.