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August 3, 2020
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John Eber Mason, Jr. January 7, 1934 – August 3, 2020.
John was a wordsmith and a teacher of the heart. He knew the power of a word. He wrote, and more often edited and used his words to encourage, affirm and bring love and humor. His life was rich with family, good books and community works.
A friend recently noted his “amazing capacity to really be with you, when you were in his presence, he not only invited you into his heart, he kept you there.”
Too many words, he would clean this obituary right up. So in his honor here is a list – bullet points of his life in family, work, and volunteerism.
*stories available upon request.
-born: St Matthews, SC
-big brother to Alan, Wayne and Barrie
-husband to Frances
-father of David, Billy and Laura
-father in law of Margaret, Gwen and Steve
-grandfather (aka Grandaddyman) of 14
-great-grandfather of 3
-Dupont @ Savannah River
-Augusta College: English & Secondary Education
-Sunday school teacher
-faithful fan: Atlanta Braves & Redskins
-International Assoc. of Business Communicators
-marching band parent
-founding member Lynchburg Band Classic
-Words in Print
-Salvation Army counter
-Sunday school shepherd
-Knights Club reading teacher
-Jamerson Y Chair class
-Forest public library patron
-lover of pie, a good tomato, and trips to the beach
-fancier of nicknames
-ambassador of Bentley Commons
He was very thankful for the loving helping hands from Generation Solutions, Centra Hospice, and Bentley Commons this past year.
If you are seeking a way to honor his memory please consider a donation to the Knights Club of Mountain View UMC or any children’s reading program.
A graveside service will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at Virginia Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.