Mr. Newton Mason passed away on July 18, 2023, in Jackson, MS. He was born on September 23, 1941, in Magee, MS to Robert F. Mason and Velma Henderson Mason. He was one of 12 children for the Masons.
Mr. Mason was a Master welder and plumber, and a long-time member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #619. His career as a welder and plumber was not only a source of livelihood but also a passion that he pursued with dedication and skill. He took great pride in his work and was respected for his expertise in the field. He also served in the Army National Guard for many years. His commitment to serving his country demonstrated his selflessness and patriotism.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mr. Mason was known for his warm and loving personality. He held his family dear to his heart and cherished every moment spent with them. His children were the source of immense pride for him.
Outside of work and military service, he had a passion for classic cars. His beloved 55 Chevy Bel Air was not just a vehicle; it was an extension of himself. As a member of the Big River Classic Car Club, he shared his passion with fellow enthusiasts.
Mr. Newton Mason is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carolyn Wayne Mason; their children – Steven Mason (Nicki Goss) of Jackson and Kim Mason (Craig Lofton) of Jackson. He is also survived by three sisters, Ann Walker (Heman) of Magee, June Grubs of Jackson, and Ida White (Harold) of New Hebron.
Mr. Mason was preceded in death by his parents; his five brothers: Robert, Homer, Luke, John, and Jimmy Mason; three sisters, Flay Mason, Marion Wade, and Grace Floyd; and his aunt Lucille Peacock.
The family would like to extend a special acknowledgement to those who devoted their time and care to Mr. Mason.
A funeral service will be held for Mr. Mason Friday, July 21st at 12 pm at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. A visitation will be held from 10 am until the hour of service. Interment will follow the service at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Pearl.