Jerry Mason, age 78, Monkey Island, OK. passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020.
He was born December 15, 1941 in Rural Delaware County, OK. to the late George Kenneth Mason and Luetta Atterberry Mason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth W. Mason; and one sister, Mary Dagyal
Jerry married Colleen Venis on November 5,1970 in Miami, OK. She survives of the home.
Following his service in the U.S. Army, he worked in all aspects of the grocery market industry ending his career as a butcher. In addition to his grocery career, he also served as a traveling instructor teaching adult education for the Oklahoma Vocational- technical institute. Memberships were also held in the Grove American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
He was one of the original organizers of the Monkey Island Fire Department in 1989, by going door-to-door to promote the organization of the department, becoming the 2nd Fire Chief and a training officer.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by one son, Alan W, Lawrence, New York, New York; one daughter, Linda Higginbotham and husband, Lawson, Bella Vista, AR; one granddaughter, Chryssa Handrick; three brothers, William E. Mason, Carl L. Mason and Danny J. Mason; and three sisters, Patsy A. Ivers, Peggy S. Reese and Pamela Belzer.
Graveside services are planned for Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Rolston Cemetery, Monkey Island. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel, 711 S. Main, Grove, OK.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Monkey Island Fire Dept. or the Disabled American Veterns.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Worley- Ellis Funeral Home, Grove, OK.