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Harold L. Mason


1921 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Harold L. Mason Obituary
Harold L. Mason

Nashville, TN

Harold L. Mason was a veteran of World War II, retired engineer, and former top golfer on Tennessee's senior tour. He passed away on the 6th of February 2014 at Richland Place in Nashville. He was 93.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth McMahon Mason.

Also surviving are three children, Marsha Mason Hunt (Keel) and Mark A. Mason, both of Nashville, and Sherrie Mason Andrews (John) of Birmingham; four grandchildren (Shannon Hunt and Zach Hunt (Emily), Nashville, Preston Hill (Anne Marie), Houston, and John Edward Andrews (Perri), Birmingham; and four great-grandchildren (Olivia Hunt and Henry Hunt, Nashville, John Radford Hill and Charles Preston Hill, Houston).

Mr. Mason was born in Honolulu to Thad and Ethel Mason in 1921. He was a teenager when the family moved to Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bob and Donald Mason, and sister Peggy Mason Johnston, all of Chattanooga.

In World War II, Mr. Mason was assigned to the 146th Engineering Company, Third Army, with duty in North Africa and Italy. In 1943 he was a private in the historic "march of liberation" from Salerno to Rome, lead by General George Patton.

Following his military service, Mr. Mason was affiliated for many years with Avco Aerostructures Corp. in Nashville. Mr. and Mrs. Mason were sports car enthusiasts affiliated with the Sports Car Club of America. He was an accomplished golfer and member of the Tennessee Golf Association. After retirement, he and Mrs. Mason owned and operated two golf shops in Nashville - Hal's Golf Shop on Murfreesboro Road, and All Pro Golf in Green Hills.

Mr. and Mrs. Mason had been members of Arlington Methodist Church. In recent years, they have resided at Belmont Village in Green Hills.

Friends are invited to a gathering with the family on Sunday afternoon, the 9th of February 2014 between two o'clock and four o'clock at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Memorial contributions be donated to The Research Center or to Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 9, 2014
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