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Gary Lee Mason, 68, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Marshall, Ill., died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at his residence in Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 28, 1948, to Willard Dean Mason and Bernice Yontz Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Tony Mason; grandparents, Grace and Elmer Mason; and grandmother, Ada Yontz. Gary also was preceded by numerous aunts and uncles; and a cousin, Gerald (JR) Wilt.
Gary leaves behind two aunts and two uncles, Mrs. Susie Parson, Dale Mason and his wife Sue Mason and Gerold Wilt; and numerous cousins and friends.
Gary attended Marshall High School graduating in 1968. After school he enlisted into the U.S. Navy and graduated in August 1968, from the Navy Bootcamp, San Diego. He served on the Kitty Hawk, and later the U.S.S Constellation to Vietnam in October 1971. Gary was discharged late 1972 or early 1973. Gary was a member of the Lawton Byrum Veterans of Foreign Wars 972 in Terre Haute.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. CST, 3 p.m. EST in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, with military rites by the VFW post 972. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com
Published on February 19, 2017
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