Gene A. Mason
MAYFIELD — Mr. Gene A. Mason, 78, of Mayfield, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at Lourdes hospital.
He was a retired School Superintendent for Massac County School System, and Superintendent at Cairo, Dongola, and Joppa, former Coach at Lowes, Cuba, and Hopkinsville Schools, and former Principal of Fulgham. Basketball Player at Murray State University and Austin Peay University; voted top 50 best Players at Austin Peay University. Former Deacon at Emanuel Baptist Church and member of Trace Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Glenda Lyles Mason, two sons, Steven (Angie) Mason and Terry Mason, both of Mayfield; one daughter, Cheryl (Tony) Goodman of Hickory; four grandchildren, Brittainy (Michael) Cansler of Hopkinsville, Tyler (Teri) Goodman of Mayfield, Tristen Goodman of Nashville, Tenn., and MaKenzie Mason of Mayfield; and two great-grandchildren, Grace Cansler and Mason Cansler.
Funeral services for Mr. Mason will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Rev. Ronnie Stinson Sr., Rev. Ronnie Stinson Jr. and Rev. Keith Allred will officiate. Interment will follow in Brewers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Tyler Goodman, Michael Cansler, Sonny Fristoe, Billy Chumbler, Garland Lawson, Teddy Youngblood, Don Butler, Willard Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jerry Griffith, John Griffith, Bryan Reed, Fred Nesler and the KY Pioneer Basketball Players. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the funeral home.