John Homer Mason
Nov. 5, 1934-Oct. 5, 2012
ETNA GREEN — John Homer Mason, 77, of rural Etna Green, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
John was born Nov. 5, 1934 at Warsaw to LeRoy Mason and Nettie Jordan Mason. He was a resident of the Etna Green and Bourbon area most all his life. John was a veteran and served 20 years in the United States Army. He served in the Korean War and two terms in the Vietnam War. He was a Mess Cook Sergeant. Locally he worked for Orthopedic Equipment Company, Wire flex and at Bourbon Plastics.
John was an avid sports fan and loved to watch his grandchildren play sports and was an outdoorsman. He was a member of the Bourbon American Legion Post #424 and past Commander and the VFW. John was a member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church and attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church at Atwood.
Nov. 5, 1993 he joined in marriage to Eileen Keb who passed away July 19, 2001.
John is survived by his children; Jami (Mrs. Todd) McIntyre, Jenny (Mrs. Jim) Reichert, Jan (Mrs. Jerry) Ulmer all of Bourbon and Johnny Mason of Lincoln, Neb. along with their mother Sharon Sheaks of Bourbon and eight stepchildren. His family also consists of his 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and his good friend Doris Hamman.
John was preceded in death by two sons; Ricky Ray and Sonny Jay Mason.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 P.M. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home with Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry officiating.
Burial will follow in the Etna Green Cemetery at Etna Green with Military Grave Side services by the Bourbon American Legion.
The family requests memorial contributions to: Bourbon First United Methodist Church or Aldersgate United Methodist Church in his memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.