Mr. George L. “G. L.” Mason III, 83, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 in Daytona Beach, FL after an extended illness.
Mr. Mason was a native of LaGrange, but he moved to Daytona Beach, FL from Lake City, FL in 2008. He served in the United States Marines during World War II as a Marine Raider. He retired from Terminal Transport in Cartersville. After retirement, he entered into retail sales with the bedding industry in Atlanta. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Lake City, FL, 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner, and a member of the VFW and the DAV. His hobbies included genealogy, ham radio enthusiast, watercolor painting and gardening. He enjoyed classical, country and gospel music as well as watching old movies, especially war movies.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Maudina Buchanan Mason and his parents G.L. Mason, Jr. and Kathleen Deloach Mason.
Survivors include his son, Alec Mason (wife Charlotte) of The Villages, FL; three grandchildren, Kevin Mason (wife Jennifer) of Covington, Angela Mason of Conyers, and Karen Mason of Smyrna; four great-grandchildren, William Lee Mason, Aleczandra, Dalton and Dillan Tiller; one brother, Meredith Mason of Cumming; two sisters, Kathleen Mason Torre and Adrian Mason Lawrence both of Conyers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service.
Memorialization is by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 3011 Hampton Ave., Ste. 361, Brunswick, GA 31520.