Lance Corporal Mason J. Vanderwork HICKORY Lance Corporal Mason J. Vanderwork, 21, of Jacksonville, N.C., and formerly of Hickory, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013. Born April 28, 1991, in Jamestown, N.Y., he was the son of Melissa Vanderwork, of Hickory and Kevin Hallberg, of Jamestown, N.Y. Lance Cpl. Vanderwork was in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. and a graduate of St. Stephens High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Taylor Vanderwork, of Jacksonville, N.C.; sister, Katelyn McMahan, of Hickory; grandfather, Terry Vanderwork, of Clymer, N.Y.; grandparents, Cecil and Gloria Huffman, of Taylorsville; grandmother, Donna Morgan, of Hickory; uncle, Dawayne Vanderwork, of Lakewood, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Janet Molander-Foster, of Hickory; father-in-law, Mark Foster, of Hickory; two brothers-in-law, Bryant Molander, of Dover, N.H. and Justin Molander, of Ft. Carson, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Lindsey Foster, of Hickory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Full military honors will be performed by the United States Marine Corps. Memorials may be made in his honor to Marines Helping Marines, 512 Thorton Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Lance Corporal Mason J. Vanderwork, and condolences may be left at www.bass-smith funeralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Hickory Daily Record.