Howard Allen Mason
Howard Allen Mason, age 87, a native of Walnut Hill, Florida, and a resident of Molino, Florida, passed away, Friday, August 22, 2014.
Howard retired as Wood Yard Superintendent from St Regis Paper Company, Kraft Division, after 38 years of service. Over the years, Howard was involved throughout Escambia County with various youth baseball organizations. He was well respected within the local baseball community. Howard spent countless hours supporting and traveling with the Country Cloggers. "Heaven has gained a wonderful coordinator and trip organizer". Over the years we have heard many kind words about our dad. From many people, as well as within his own family, we've been told that our dad was "one of a kind". He was friendly and kind to everyone he met and well respected for his morals and values. His in-laws called him an "inspiration" to the family.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Eva Strickland Mason; his beloved daughter, Roxanne Griffith.
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Valerie; two sons: Bobby (Eddiemae), and Roger (Susie); grandchildren: Rob Mason, Greg Mason, Julie Swank, Amy Mason, Matt Lee, and Mandie Presley; great-grandchildren: Austin, Kylie, Tori, Matthew, Ryan, Brooklyn, Brittany, Cortney, Shane, Janey, Haley, Mallory and Mason; brothers: Larue, Ellis (Billie Jean), Jerry (Betty); Sisters Annie Joyce Holt, Verna Scott (Clayton).
The family extends a special thank you to Emerald Coast Hospice, with special gratitude Brenda, Shari, Megan, Evelyn and Jason. Howard also wanted to extend a thank you to all his doctors: Dr. Judson, Dr. T Williams, Dr. S Clements, Jr., Dr. J Luetkemeyer, Dr. S Patel, Dr. R Riche, Dr. F Greskovich, Dr. J Lurton, Dr. R Sellers, and Dr. C Chapleau. He also thanks those at Baptist Hospital that helped with the care he received these past few years. Special thanks to the Infusion Center, which became his second home for a while.
Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel North, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Walnut Hill Baptist Church, 5741 Arthur Brown Rd, Walnut Hill, FL 32568, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Officiating will be Elder Bill Stewart of the Allentown Hope Well Primitive Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 5741 Arthur Brown Rd, Walnut Hill, FL 32568, in memory of Howard A. Mason.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 26, 2014