FAYETTEVILLE - Paul Richard "Bookie" Mason, 67, was born Aug. 30, 1945, in Fayetteville, to the late Herman and Clida Bell Mason. Paul passed on to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Paul married Jean Mozingo Mason on July 26, 1969. He was in the Navy from 1965 through 1969. He was an exceptional father, and his life was defined by his children and grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Cumberland Memorial Gardens on Raeford Road. The family will receive friends at Friendship Baptist Church in Hope Mills following the graveside service. Survivors include his wife, Jean M. Mason of Fayetteville; sons, Jeffery Allen Mason of Fayetteville, and Greg Paul Mason and wife Erin of Hope Mills. Paul had four beautiful grandchildren whom he loved greatly, Jordan, Ashton, Bladen and Dylan. He also is survived by his sisters, Ruth Curl of Leland, and Helen Norris and husband Billy of Wilmington; and brothers, John Mason of Leland, Pete Mason of Fayetteville, and Earl Mason and wife Mary Lee of Hope Mills. Paul will be missed by all his loving nephews and nieces. Services entrusted to Reeves Funeral Home of Hope Mills.
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Published in Fayetteville Observer from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2013