Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:25 pm
The Messenger, April 10, 2013
Completed arrangements are being announced for Edwin Earl “Ed” Mason, 75, of Union City, who died 11:40 a.m. April 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery near Clinton, Ky., and the Rev. Rick Burton will officiate. The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Nelson Hale, Kenny “Big K” Parker, Kyle Agee, Johnny Garrett, Ron Bowlin and Russell Hilton.
He was born July 31, 1937, in Baytown, Texas, son of the late Wilford and Winnie Viola (Golden) Mason. He married the former Alice Arrington on Dec. 21, 1957. She survives.
A retired employee of IBM, he had worked in management for many years. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War and the Quemoy 1958 crisis in Taiwan. He was a former member of the board of directors for the Epilepsy Association of Central Ohio. He had served as a special coach for academic decathlon teams for many years and as a speech judge for the New Jersey state academic decathlon. He also designed and taught leadership seminars for the Ramapo Indian Hills High School District in Oakland, N.J. He was an instructor for management teams of IBM user groups, was a member of the Reelfoot Bass Club, was a Patriot Guard Rider and a member of West Tennessee HOG Chapter 4949 and was of the Baptist faith.
He is also survived by his sister, Josephine Preble of Houston; two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Faye and Larry Scott of Woodland Mills, Sam and Dorothy Arrington of Mineola, Texas, and Roy Arrington of Ashdown, Ark.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Mason.
To light a memorial candle or leave messages of condolence for the family visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.