AIKEN – Entered into rest Saturday, April 27, 2013 at UPAC of Aiken (Mattie C. Hall Nursing Home), Mr. James William (J.W.) Mason age 66, husband of Mrs. Pam Willing Mason, and son of the late Mr. Maxie Grice and the Late Mrs. Lucille DuBose Grice.
Funeral Services will be held 4:00 pm Wednesday May 1, 2013 at Cole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Stone and Mr. Joey Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Vaucluse Cemetery
Mr. Mason was a native of Alapaha GA and had made Aiken County his home for most of his life. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator with Cable LA and Fittman and Pittman Construction Co., and a member of the former West Side Baptist Church, Vaucluse Rd. Aiken. Mr. Mason was an avid fisherman.
Additional survivors in-clude two sons, Bill (Jamie) Mason, New Holland, Kevin (Tina) Smith, Saluda; one daughter Paula (Chris) Sturkie, New Holland; nine grandchildren, Colton, Logan, Kody, Kaleb, Kimberly Mason, Michael Sturkie, Kasci Padgett, Jake and Rachel Smith; and three great-grandchildren, Clayton Sturkie, Layla and Kaden Mason; three aunts, Melba Stone, Rincon, GA, Carolyn Cashier, New York, Clara Jean Dubose, Aiken; his former wife Gloria Scott, New Holland. Mr. Mason was predeceased by one son Dale Mason, his former wife Shirley Smith, two brothers, Junior and Roger Mason and one sister, Joanne Kitchings.
Pallbearers will be Michael Sturkie, Colton Mason, Kody Mason, Kaleb Mason, Wayne Dooley and Jimmy Golding.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the MCG Children’s Medical Center, c/o Georgia Health Sciences Foundation, 1120 15th Street Fl 1000, Augusta, GA 30912 or online at http://giving.gru.edu/donate
A visitation with the family will take place 6-8 pm Tuesday April 30, 2013 at COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BYPASS) AIKEN, SC, 29801. 803-648-7175.