• 66°

Danny ‘Ray’ Mason Sr.

Danny “Ray” Mason Sr., 78, of Statesville, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at the Gordon Hospice House.

He was born in Alexander County on Jan. 18, 1941 to the late Watt Jiles Mason and Ethel Shumaker Mason. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Versi Lee Adams and a brother; Dalmer Mason.

He was a retired groundskeeper with the Iredell-Statesville Schools and had served in the US Air Force. He loved to carve and whittle and enjoyed mowing grass. He was quick witted and loved telling jokes.

Survivors: his wife, Diane Sherrill Mason, 4 sons, Danny Mason Jr, David Mason, Damon Mason (Robin), Darron Mason (Christy); 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Annie Arrington.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at New Amity ARP Church Cemetery with full military rites.

Memorials: New Amity ARP Church Cemetery Fund, 150 Logan New Amity Rd., Statesville, 28625; or to Hospice/Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, 28625.

Condolences: www.nicholsonfunerals.com.