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Funeral services for Melvin Wade Mason, age 83, of Palestine are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Stanaland officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla.
Mr. Mason passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Mason was born in Trinity County, Texas, on August 21, 1934, to Elmer Lee Mason and Mae Etta Adams Mason. He retired in 1976 from the US Air Force after 24 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a life member of the Masons. He served on the Elkhart ISD School Board and also worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mr. Mason loved his country and especially loved his kids and grandkids.
Mr. Mason was preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years, Mary Anne Mason; his parents, Elmer and Mae Etta Mason; and two sisters, Wanda Walling and Donnie Easley. He is survived by his wife, Pat Warren Mason; sons, Bill Mason and his wife Cindy, Bobby Mason and his wife Lindsey, Steve Warren and his wife Terri; daughter, Paula Barnes; brother, Lawson Mason and his wife Mary Ann; grandchildren, Brittany Tinsley and her husband Kirk, Ashley Kelly and her husband Joshua, Emily Mason, Benjamin Mason, John William Mason, Grace Mason, Tyler Mason, Shaunna Herrington and her husband Michael, Cale Warren and Cinda Hudson, Zach Warren and his wife Tiffany, Jason Barnes, Stacey Garcia and her husband Joe; and great grandchildren, Violet, Genevieve, Matthew, Ezra, Kaitlyn, Kyndal, Madison, Jenna Claire, Mason, Courtney and her husband Jesus, Christian, Jacob, Lilah, Cheyenne, and Ezra.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Mason, Kirk Tinsley, Joshua Kelly, Josh Randle, and Jake Randle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Barnes, Cale Warren, Zach Warren, and Joe Garcia.
Visitation will be held on Monday at Herrington Funeral Home prior to the funeral service from 12 noon until 1:00 pm.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on December 14, 2017
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