BENTON — Tony R. Masden, 72, of Benton died Friday, August 23, 2013, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton.
He was a machine operator for TPW railroad. He attended Faith Gospel Temple in Gilbertsville.
He is survived by five sons, Edvern Masden of Pontiac, Ill., Tony Glen Masden of Chatsworth, Ill., Carlos Brasher of Nortonville, Jeff Brasher of Calvert City, and Phillip Brasher of Nortonville; two daughters, Frieda Bussey of Grand Rivers and Sandy House of New Hope, Ark.; one brother, Rodger Masden of Hoopeston, Ill.; five sisters, Andrea Lewis of Hamilton, Ala., Renda McDonald of Gilman, Ill., VaRetta James of Gary, Ind., Austeen James of Wheatfield, Ind., and Vinell Miranda of Muncie, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Masden; his mother, Irene (Vincent) Hughes; his wife, Earline Masden; one son, Randy Joe Masden; and one daughter, Theresa Menser.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with the Revs. Terry Phelps and Mark Shumaker officiating. Burial will follow in Marshall County Memory Gardens.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.