POTOSI — Noel Ralph Mason son of Charlotte Jarvis Mason and the late Carson Mason was born in Dupo, Illinois, on November 2, 1943. He departed this life at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 2, 2016, at the age of 72.
On September 21, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri, Noel was united in marriage to Joyce White and to this loving union two children were born. Noel was a member of the Hopewell Masonic Lodge #239. He was the District Deputy Grand Lecturer for District #36. Noel enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, reading and spending time on the river. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially spoiling his two granddaughters.
Noel was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Vernon Chester Mason.
Noel is survived by his mother, Charlotte Mason of Potosi, Missouri; his wife Joyce Mason of Oates, Missouri; one son, Noel Mason Jr. and fiancé, Myra Santhuff of Sparta, Illinois; one daughter, Melissa Mason and husband John Haar of Belleville, Illinois; two granddaughters, Madison Noelle Mason and Bella Haar; and one sister, Linda Ralston and husband Jim of St. Louis, Missouri.
Noel will be deeply missed by his family, Lodge brothers and friends.
Visitation: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Masonic service at 7 p.m., Wednesday. Funeral services Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. at McSpadden Funeral Home. Burial at Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers: Curtis Dewayne White, Dennis White, Michael Mason, Kelly Ralston, Dustin White and Vernon Mason Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: Eddie Williams and Jim Johnson. Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville, Missouri.