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John E. Mason, Sr.

John E. Mason, Sr.

John E. Mason, Sr., age 73, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in his home. He was born on May 5, 1947 in Quincy, IL the son of Charles 'Buster' and Barbara 'Madelyn' (Duhart) Mason. He married Carol Fulmer on February 21, 1967. She preceded him in death in March of 2016. John was a Quincy Public School Bus Driver and mechanic. His family was always so proud that John was a completely self-taught mechanic that was able to rise through the ranks to become the Supervisor of Mechanical Operations. John also worked construction for Riverside Township for over 20 years.

He was of the catholic faith. Family was John's life and he never met a stranger.

He is survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: John Mason (Robin) of Bella Vista, AR; Mike Mason (Candy) of Cheyenne, WY and Margie Hickerson of Quincy.
TEN GRANDCHILDREN: Madeline Mason, John Mason III, Michael Bradley, Amanda Mason, Carol Mason, Susanna Williams (Michael), Brianna Moore, Danielle Block (Spencer), Cynthia Hickerson and Joshua Hickerson.
FOUR SIBLINGS: Carl Mason (Betty), Lucy Mason, Una Riley (Gary) and Margie Swain (Wendell)
Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his beloved wife, John was preceded in death by his parents, a grandchild: Cheyenne Hickerson, a son-in-law: Daniel Hickerson and three siblings: Michael Mason, Eddie Mason and Mary Bryant.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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From:
teresa pickle
quincy, IL
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Margie, my deepest sympathy on the death of your father. May God grant you the strength to endure the days and weeks ahead. May your memories sustain you. Teresa
From:
Charles Mason
Silverdale, WA
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Deepest condolences to my cousins on the loss of their Dad and to all my Aunts and Uncle on the loss of their brother. I will always remember our family gatherings at Uncle John’s during the holidays. I take comfort in knowing that uncle John has those who loved him here and those who have gone before him and that he is reuniting with as we celebrate his life. I wish nothing more than to be there with you all as you share memories and stories inspired by his life.
Sincerely Charlie
From:
Edward Mason
Silverdale, WA
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Nancy and Ed Rost
Quincy, IL
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We both worked with him. He was a great loving man. We will miss his smiling face. I’m sorry for your loss
From:
Mindy Deming
Quincy, IL
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From:
Mindy Deming
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your family’s loss John was my bus driver many many years ago and then later I became a driver myself you couldn’t ask for a nicer man than John. He will be truly missed at QPS Transportation.
From:
Candy Mason
Cheyenne, WY
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I will miss you John. You were such a wonderful man and I’m so proud to have been a part of this great family. From the moment you first hugged me I immediately fell in love with you. I so loved your sense of humor. You made me laugh so much. I’m very proud to be married to your wonderful son who I see so much of you in and thank you for being the heart of this family. We love you!
Candy Mason
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michael stupavsky
quincy, IL
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John was a great guy to be around always very helpful. Going to miss working with him, sorry for your loss