Loye Vern Mason, 1947-2015

Loye Vern Mason

Loye Vern Mason

The Rev. Loye Vern Mason, 67, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at his home in Brockwell.

He was born April 28, 1947 in Batesville, Ark., to Orgel Mason and Geneva Helm Mason.

He was united in marriage to Cindy K. Graham Nov. 29, 1980, at Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church Brockwell. He spent his life as a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, provider and friend. At the time of his death, he was employed as the vocal music instructor with Melbourne School District. During the summer he was a volunteer instructor at the Brockwell Music School. He was an accomplished equestrian and was active in the North Arkansas Western Association.

A retired United Methodist local pastor, he served congregations in Arkansas from 1982 to 2012, including Evening Shade, Wiseman and Forrest Chapel. In his retirement, he attended Oxford Cumberland Presbyterian/United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cindy Mason; one son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Christy Mason of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Loyanna and Randy Everett of Cabot; one brother, Chaney Mason of Chattanooga, Tenn.; eight grandchildren: Chandler Mason, Christian Mason, Caroline Mason, Anna Kay Everett, Emma Everett, Macey Cooper, Mason Cooper and Katie Fish; and a host of other relatives and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Jessica Mason Cooper.

A memorial service was held Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Howard Memorial Funeral Chapel in Melbourne, with the Rev. Bobby Coleman officiating.