In Memoriam

David Carter Mason
David Carter Mason
Class of 1969

Portsmouth – David Carter Mason, Sr., 60, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. He was a native of Bassett, VA and was the son of the late Margaret and Jessie R. Mason, Sr. He was a 1969 Cradock High School graduate and retired after 25 years of service with the Portsmouth Fire Dept. In 1980 he was the recipient of Fire Fighter of the Year award. He is predeceased by his brother-in-law, Carl Overstreet.

He is survived by his wife, Patti Mason; two daughters, Lisa “Sunshine” Mason and Shannon Merkel and her husband Jimmy; a son, David C. Mason, Jr.; two sisters, Pam Mason Overstreet and Betty Mason Moose and husband Tommy; two brothers, Jessie “Bob” Mason, Jr. and his wife Claudia and Roger Mason and his wife Suzie; three grandchildren, Allison Merkel, Sean Merkel and Rikki Mason; mother of his children, Toni Cawley and her husband Bill; best friends, Cole, Chance and Elvis; eleven nieces and nephews; and twenty seven great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, October 9, at Fairview Heights Baptist Church by the Rev. David Parker. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel Friday from 7 – 8:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hope House Foundation at 801 Boush St. Norfolk, VA 23510.