Guy Earl Mason

April 21, 2013 

Guy Earl Mason, Jr., age 99, a resident of 615 Spring Forest Road, at Sunrise Assisting Living Center died late Thursday night at his home.

Born April 10, 1914 in Peora, West Virginia he was the son of the late Guy Earl Mason, Sr. and Lulu Martin Mason. He graduated from Fairmont High School in Fairmont, West Virginia and also attended Fairmont State College. A veteran of World War II, Guy was employed with Owens, Illinois Glass Company for 43 years, living in Alton, Illinois before transferring to Durham in 1961, where he lived until moving to Raleigh in 2008.

Guy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir.

Surviving are his son, Michael Edward Mason and wife Kathy, of Englewood, Florida, seven grandchildren, Lisa Petty, Hannah Reinhart, Rebekah Larraz, Lydia Larraz, Candace Schey, Vicki O’Connor, and Ryan Hamilton, and three great-grandchildren, Austin Schey, Rachael O’Connor and Sarah O’Connor. He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Ruth Rittenhouse Mason who died in 2010 and their daughter, Nancy Mason Gray who died in 1973.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Dr. Bill Quick and Rev. Taylor Mills officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, North Carolina 27607.

Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Mason family. Online condolences may be submitted to, select obituaries.

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