Junnie Edgar Mason
February 15, 1936 – February 17, 2018
Junnie Edgar Mason, 82 of Linden, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1936 in Cumberland County, North Carolina to the late Bon Mason and the late Lula Hair Mason Keeton. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Lillian Louise Mason; two daughters: Tammy Hammond and Rose Jones; one son Curtis Mason and several brothers and sisters.
Junnie had enjoyed the outdoors immensely, he liked to squirrel hunt, coon hunt and go fishing. You could say he was happiest when he was outside. He didn’t like to sit still for long, his career as a truck driver reflected that. His hands could have told a million stories as he was always using them to work on whatever was broken and sometimes what wasn’t, just because he loved to piddle. He particularly enjoyed working on and restoring old tractors and lawn mowers. He was known for raising a large garden that always yielded plenty for his family to eat, he had also farmed. Everyone who knew him would tell you he was something else when it came to grilling on his grill or making his famous homemade grape jelly. Junnie loved being in the country, the animals, the beauty of nature and the simplicity of a southern, small town life was plenty enough for him. He enjoyed watching old television shows such as Andy Griffith, Gun Smoke and Bonanza; but his favorite thing of all to watch was WWE wrestling. Earlier in life, he had been a body builder and he had also been both pitcher and hind catcher on a traveling softball team which he also coached. He loved to eat, among his favorite foods were fried chicken and homemade banana pudding. Some of his children’s fondest memories were having Easter in the woods back in a thicket and hunting their eggs and family beach trips, they had also played softball with their father. Junnie was a honest man, one who was respected and loved; and one who will not be forgotten.
Junnie leaves behind to cherish his memory his three sons: Mike Edgar Wade and wife Betty of Spring Lake, Horace Mason of Linden and Wayne Lee Mason and wife Lisa of Linden; one daughter: Vickie Mason of Linden; one brother: Richard Mason and wife Elizabeth of Linden; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.
A funeral service to commemorate the life of Junnie Edgar Mason will be conducted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Hair's Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Swenson officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Hair's Chapel Church Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
You are cordially invited to a time of visitation at Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and at other times at the family home.
All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cromartiemiller.com
- Recieving of Friends Tuesday, February 20, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Junnie Edgar Mason
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February 21, 2018
I grew up near Junnie and Louise and I am a family member. One of the things that I remember most was that he was always busy. Junnie was always working on something! I recall playing baseball with him and his kids when I was younger. Junnie always took the time to encourage the young people. When he spoke to his own sons and other young men he would tell them how important it was to cherish your wife and family and be a good provider. He encouraged them not to drink too much alcohol and to stay away from drugs.
The second thing I recall was his sense of humor. He could always make you laugh. He would offer you anything that he had. If my sister and I were over playing with his girls and they were eating or had eaten he would always say "Get you a plate girls if you want it."
The third thing I remember most was his love for Louise his wife of 61 years. They were always joking with each other and I never saw him leave the house without making sure that he hugged and kissed her. I am sure that they are together now.
There are not many men or people left like him any longer. They leave behind a legacy of love and faith. I know all of his family will miss him so.