DONALD E. “DON” MASON,
84, died at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 30, 2006, at Shawnee Manor Nursing
He was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Middlesboro, Ky., to
and Sarah M. Pa t t e r s o n Mason, who preceded him in death. On
Nov. 24, 1940, in Middlesboro, Ky., he married Dora Jones, who
survives in Lima.
had been an assembler at Superior Coach for 30 years. He was a
member of Jefferson Street Baptist Church, where he had been a
deacon, trustee and Sunday school director. He had been a choir
director at several churches for 50 years. He was a life member of
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275. He was a Navy veteran of World
War II, serving from Oct. 8, 1940, to Nov. 26, 1946, aboard the
USS Saratoga, the USS Lexington and the USS Enterprise. He was
stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack.
Survivors also include a daughter, Donna (Nick)
Thedieck, of Lima; a son, Michael (Ginger) Mason, of Frankfort,
Ky.; two sisters, Mary Mumaugh, of Lima, and Willa Dean Madison,
of Miami; a brother, James K. Mason, of Fremont; six
grandchildren, Michael Daren Mason, Myndi Mayer, Christopher
Mason, Nicole Sayers, Trevor Thedieck and Tia Sherrick; and six
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer
and Bill Mason; three sisters, Lora, Zora and Ann; and a
granddaughter, Melissa Mason.
Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday in
Jones Cemetery, Middlesboro, Ky.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at
Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson
Street Baptist Church, 825 N. Jefferson St., Lima, OH 45801.
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