Mr. John Comar (J.C.) Mason, Jr. age 88 of McMinnville, TN, died Friday, February 08, 2013, at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury, TN. He was born November 28, 1924, in Cannon County, TN, was retired from the U.S. Navy, Great Lakes Steel, cattle farmer, heavy equipment operator, served in World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a lifetime member of V.F.W. 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, a sister Josephine Hentz, and a brother Roy Mason.
Survivors include his wife Rochell Mason, grandchildren Melissa Rose and Derek, great-grandchild Mackala, and sister’s Carolyn Hobbs and Kathryn (James) Phifer. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral service is 1:00 P.M. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in the McMinnville Fun eral Home Chapel. Chaplain Nanette Mathe will officiate. Interment will follow at Melton Cemetery in Cannon County, TN. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and V.F.W. Post 5064. The Mason Family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Melton Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com
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McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.