Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

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Mason Lee Ford

October 26, 1980February 22, 2020
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Mason Lee Ford, age 39, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his residence.

Mason was born in Nashville to Charles Lee Ford and Eulonda Beard Ford. Growing up in Nashville, Mason spent most of his youth playing sports including baseball. He graduated from David Lipscomb High School which he attended K-12. He attended UT Knoxville and MTSU. He loved sports, especially the Titans, Texas Rangers and UT. He enjoyed boating, waterskiing, hunting and fishing. With a very outgoing personality, he was always visiting and calling family and friends.

Mason is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Fred and Imogene Ford, and maternal grandparents, Earl and Doye Beard.

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Eulonda Ford; aunts, Patricia Ford McPhail and Janice Harris; cousins, Doug Nipper, Becky Whiddon, Chris Nipper and Catherine Nipper Brons.

The Celebration of Life will be conducted in the chapel of Hermitage Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Minister Tommy Haliburton officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, February 27, 2020


Mason Lee Ford

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J Freeman

February 27, 2020

Center hill lake , one of many summer trips to the lake .

John Carlton

February 26, 2020

Dear Euonda and Charlie,

We are so heart-broken for you all at the loss of Mason. Jan Lauffer informed us yesterday. My mom and I have spent the last day remembering how wonderful it was to know and have Mason around as we all grew up on Briarwood.

I have so many wonderful memories of you all and Mason. The tribute video was wonderful. I remember Eulonda's old dog, then the chocolate lab, Mason's go-cart and BB gun, wading in the creek and skipping rocks with Mason and Will, learning to skateboard, playing baseball with Will, Mason, and my dad in our back yard, our Briarwood Halloweens and neighborhood leaf raking parties, us all getting stung by hornets and yellow jackets with Hayley and Lindsey, and Mason coming to sit on our front porch when my mom would read us all Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mystery books to us. I also remember sledding down Carolyn's hill and playing in Barkley's tree house, going to see the bees kept at Eddie's house, or taking hikes with my mom to Ellington Agricultural Center.

Being the youngest on the street until the Baggetts arrived, Mason and I were very close. Will and I saw him only two or three times after we moved from Briarwood, but I'd tried to find him several times when I was in town visiting to no avail.

My dad passed away in 2018, but please know that my mom, Will and I send our deepest condolences and love to you all and your family. Mason will always have a fond place in our hearts and memories.


John, Will, and Sandra Carlton

P.S. - The photo I've attached is of my 4th birthday party in 1986 with Mason, Will, Barkley, Anna, Vicki, and two kids of my dad's friends.

Betty Crowe

February 26, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Mason was when he was a boy playing with his dog. He loved that dog. He was so happy! I will cherish that memory !

Jan Lauffer Baggett

February 26, 2020

Dear Eulonda and Charlie~ words cannot express how deeply saddened we are to learn about Mason’s passing. Living as next door neighbors for almost 20 years, people on Briarwood Drive were lucky and, in so many ways, a family~ We first met Mason when he was 7 years old. Where Mason went, his chocolate Lab, Hunter, was always following. Mason was handsome, kind and respectful and always smiling; he was earnest and really listened well. We laugh remembering Terry outside, cooking on the deck, and the smell of food would float next door! We could never forget Charlie driving his shiny red Jeep, pulling our Christmas Parade float filled with dancers. Mason was one of the best; and the life you gave your son was one of great joy. This is an unimaginable loss and our hearts are breaking. We love you and we lift you up.
Terry, Jan, Hayley and Lindsey Baggett

Sandra Anderson

February 25, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. I love you and your family, if there is anything I can do for you just let me know. Love you , Sandra

Sally & Chris Eskander

February 25, 2020

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Mason will be missed but never forgotten.

Phyllis Dyer

February 25, 2020

Eulonda, only God knows your pain and loss right now. So, I am praying that He will comfort and guide you through this sad time, and that His love will heal your heart, your husband's heart, and the hearts of all who loved Mason. I love you, Eulonda.

J Freeman

February 25, 2020

Wow ! Shocker . I met mason when I was probably 10 years old we played baseball together . We us-to climb the dugout fences , put our rally caps on , catching gear and smack each other with bats as well as play some baseball on the field. There was a energy that surrounded mason , and made him likable. Masons parents were a big part of the attraction to mason I believe as they always had a kind gesture of positivity and encouragement . Not to mention as mason and I became closer friends his parents would always somehow talk mason into inviting me to the family’s summer vacations on center hill lake . Probably the first power boat I had ever been on and I was hooked on lake life forever . Mason and his parents taught me how to ski , we would swim , get slung on tubes like no other I remember , and of coarse try to put a stop to the vacation by launching Watter balloons on pier #4s metal roof from probably 200 yards perched on the hillside of the weekly rental house lol. Despite the trouble it caused mason and I could see the smirk on Chucks face . I was also invited to countless 4th of July events and firearm shooting get togethers. After ball and when old enough to stay home during vacations we usto hang together at his house and we stayed semi close despite going to different schools our whole life . Mason Introduced me to many of his Lipscomb friends who remain friends today . Some I have not seen in years but the memory’s will remain . I will miss my friend I spent soo many summers with . I tell my wife and kids story’s about the things we usto do every summer usually while at the lake or cruising on our boat . I look back and see my 2 boys on tubes and think of you and me and your parents smiles of enjoyment often . I’m gonna miss you man , And I will be forever proud I got to spend so much time with you and call you my friend .

Carter Page

February 24, 2020

Words cannot express the heartbreak I have for Mason’s family and friends. Mason and I were best friends growing up and spent countless days as little kids playing and exploring the neighborhood creeks and woods. Mason was two years older than I was but from the beginning of our friendship made me feel invited and accepted into his world. Through high school we remained close and then as life happens we lost touch when we went our separate ways. I often would think about Mason and the great childhood memories we had. Mason was a incredible friend and someone I have cherished my entire life. My thoughts are prayers go out to his amazing parents and family.

I love you, brother.

Jo Findley

February 24, 2020

My heart breaks for you, Chuck and Eulonda. Mason has always been one of “my guys” and they would all come by our house and wake me up at 2:00 am to start nachos. I loved Mason, Scott and the whole crew and how much fun they were! Mason was the sweetest guy and always gave me a smile and a hug. I will miss him forever.