Charles Emery Masten

Published 10:13 am Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mr. Charles Emery Masten, 78, of Yadkinville, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Yadkin Nursing Care Center in Yadkinville.

He was born Oct. 29, 1938 in Davie County.  After retiring from Keiger Printing Co., he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and camping. He loved playing jokes and pranks. After he and his wife moved to Yadkin Nursing Care Center, he was voted by the residents to be their resident council president.  He enjoyed meeting with residents and welcomed the new ones. He never met a stranger. All the workers and residents became his family.

In addition to his father, Seaborn Masten and his mother, Rhodesia Lowery Masten Garris, he was preceded in death by: his stepfather, Ravon Garris; a son, Eddie Masten; a brother, Jack Masten; and a sister, Olive Burgess.

Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Jane Reavis Masten; 2 daughters, Cathy Masten DeCess (Jimmy) and Carol Masten Veach (John); 8 grandchildren, Miranda Sprouse (Albert), Jamie and Lacey DeCess, Brandi Veach (Jonathan), Aaron Veach, Amanda Gibson, Daniel Masten and Matthew Masten; 6 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Nellie Reavis Whitener; and 4 special nieces, Linda and Diane Burgess, Patsy Foster (Dennis) and June Bracken (Tommy).

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 21 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Dr. Richard Capps and the Rev. Elliott Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Courtney Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends Saturday, May 20, at the funeral home.

Memorials:Courtney Baptist Cemetery Fund, 3341 Courtney Church Rd., Yadkinville, 27055.