John Comar “J.C.” Mason Jr., 88, of McMinnville died Friday, Feb. 8 at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury.
He was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Warren County and was retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Boatswain’s Mate, Great Lakes Steel, cattle farmer, heavy equipment operator, served in World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5064. Mr. Mason was preceded in death by parents, Comer and Carmon Parker Mason; his children, Thomas, David, and Mikki, half-brother Hobert Vandigriff, sister Josephine Hentz; and brother, Roy Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Rochell Mason; grandchildren, Melissa Rose and Derek; great-grandchild, Mackayla, and sisters, Carolyn Hobbs and Kathryn (James) Phifer. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain Nanette Mathe will officiate. Interment will follow at Melton Cemetery in Cannon County. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064. The Mason family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Melton Cemetery Fund, c/o Anita Arnold, 859 Half Acre Rd., Smithville, TN 37166.. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 13, 2013