Johnnie Zelvin Mason, age 74, of Shoals, passed away April 1, 2018 in Evansville. He was born April 9, 1943 to John Nelson and Delema May (Sisk) Mason in Linton, Indiana. He married Cathy A. Hill on June 1, 1969.
John was an Army Veteran and served in the states and oversees in Korea and Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic, in the 111th M.P. 3rd Company of the U.S. Army from April 1965 thru April 1967. He attended Linton Stockton Schools and retired from Crane Ammunition Depot in 2001 with 30 years of service as an ordinance worker, warehouse and field storage worker.
John is survived by: his wife, Cathy; two daughters, Zoe (Chris) Breeden of Freedom, Indiana and Heather Mejia of Washington; one son, Benjamin C. Mason of Burns City; nine grandchildren, Paul (Stephanie) Breeden, Greg (Hayley) Breeden, Sarah Breeden, Katora Harris, Kassidy Harris, Gabriella Mejia, Samantha Mejia, Shawna Mason and Haley Mason; three great-grandsons; four brothers, Bill Joe (Earlena) Mason of Linton, Gary Ray (Debbie) Mason of Linton, George L. Mason of Tyler, Texas, Carl F. “Pug” Mason of Evansville; one aunt, Mildred Mason of Linton; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Gregg N. “Dode” Mason and Ronnie E. Mason; one sister in infancy, Edna Jane; aunts, uncles and cousins.
John loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, the all-time joy and passion of his life. Family was very important to him. He loved reminiscing about his childhood and the colorful people who shaped his life growing up in West Linton. Reading and watching NASCAR were favorite pass times.
He was a wonderful husband and father. A true and honest friend who will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton. Visitation will be from 10:00am until time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Scotland Cemetery. A visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals.
The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes and the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel are in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.