MASON, MICHAEL C., 63
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Ocala - Michael C. Mason, 63, passed away, Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Michael was a fourth generation native Floridian, raised in Ocala where he graduated from Ocala High School in 1969. He served his country in the Air Force in Vietnam. He opened a photography studio in Ocala where he met his future wife, Lorraine Helen Miller. He was a man of varied interests and business opportunities. He was instrumental in promoting the Marion County Fair in the 1990's. He was a longtime member of Lions Club International and was a member of the Ocala club at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Stegmeier Mason.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Carl Plesner, Leesburg; father, Franklin Mason; brother, Dale Eric Mason, Conner, Florida and his second mother, Jean Rawls.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Florida Lions Foundation.
The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 PM Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 1PM Friday, March 21, 2014 with Rev. Drexel Brunson officiating. Interment will follow at Waldena Cemetery in Lynne.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida. Share condolences with the family at :
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
910 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2014