Julian Lorin Mason Jr.
1935 - 2021
BORN
1935
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home
2402 South Irby Street
Florence, SC
Julian Lorin Mason, Jr.
February 4, 1935 - October 4, 2021
Florence, South Carolina - Dr. J. Lorin Mason, Jr. died peacefully on October 4, 2021 after a prolonged illness. He was surrounded by family and the caring staff at the Manor.
Dr. Mason was born February 4, 1935 in Gastonia, NC to J.L. Mason, Sr. and Sara Lipscomb Mason Hess. He was a native of Marion, SC. and a member of St. John Episcopal Church.
He was a graduate of Emory University (BA 1957) and the Medical College of SC (MD 1961) also completing his training in orthopaedic surgery there. He served in the US Navy as a surgeon and was stationed on Guam during the Vietnam War. After returning in 1969, he practiced in Florence, SC, where he was a founding member of Pee Dee Orthopaedics.
Dr. Mason had an illustrious career and was known internationally as one of the pioneers of arthroscopic surgery. A devoted educator, he founded the Carolina Arthroscopic Knee Institute where he trained surgeons from around the world and was an associate professor at MUSC. He was well published and a sought after lecturer internationally. He was an instrument designer and advisor to the medical product companies Zimmer, Richards, Biomet and Stryker. He was a founding member and past president of the Southern Orthopedic Association, which honors him annually in the J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Orthopaedists award. He was past President of the Southern Medical Association and a diplomate of the American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Mason was given the Distinguished Alumnus award by MUSC. He was also very involved with Francis Marion University, serving on the board of trustees as a member and past chairman. FMU honors him by presenting the J.Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor annual award.
Upon retirement from medicine, he became a prominent watercolor artist and was a member and past president of the South Carolina Watercolor Society.
Dr. Mason was predeceased by his wife Ellen "Bebe" Daniel Mason. He is survived by his daughter Snow and husband Martijn Knoester of Gerrards Cross, UK, their children, Olivia, Julian and Zoë, his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Manning Smith and his son Julian and his wife Julie and their daughters Jordan and Madison, his sister Sally Mason Maynard of Richmond, VA and a host of nieces and nephews.
Due to pandemic concerns, there will be a family service. Memorial donations may be made to the "Bebe Daniel Mason Fund" of the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation established by Dr. Mason for the health and welfare of the people of Marion County, PO Box 1615, Florence, SC 29503.

Published by The State on Oct. 20, 2021.
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With sincere sympathy to the family of my friend, Lorin, a friend for many years.
Keith Palmer
Friend
November 6, 2021
A physician with great talent and strong character. He is gone but will not be forgotten. He will be long remember for his contributions to our community and the world of medicine. Condolences to the family, however to Dr. Julian Mason, take Celebration of a life well lived.
Fripp Ducker
Friend
October 22, 2021
Sending Condolences from The Manor staff. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Teressa L. Reich President & CEO The Manor
Teressa L. Reich
Work
October 22, 2021
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