Clyde Mason, 76, of Andersonville, Tennessee, passed away May 9, 2013, at Tennova North in Knoxville.
Born November 15, 1936, he was preceded in death by parents, Felin and Stella Griffith Mason.
He was an avid Tennessee Vol fan and attended all UT football games and especially loved the Lady Vols. Wearing orange was his trademark and you would never see him unless he was wearing something orange. He entered the U. S. Navy in July of 1956 and retired after 20 years of service. He served aboard the U.S.S. Renshaw and the aircraft carrier Enterprise and saw service in the Vietnam War as a medic attached with the Marines. He also worked many years with the postal service in Memphis; was a member of Norris First Baptist Church. He was saved in 2010 and you would never talk to him unless he would mention the Lord.
He is survived by his daughters: Cynthia, and Diane Mason, both of Bartlett, Tennessee; niece, Janis Owens and husband, Odis, of the Fairview community; nephew, Ralph Mason and wife, Pat, of Norma; sisters-in-law: Bernie Mason of Norma, and Irma Lee Mason of the Smokey Junction community; special friends: Greg and Kim Smith and their children, and Ellen Goodman of Clinton; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted May 17, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville with Bro. Jeff Lloyd and Bro. David Seiber officiating. Music was provided by the Mason family. Interment followed at East TN Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.
Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville had charge of arrangements.