Pawlet, Vermont – Gerald Mason had a servant’s heart. Service to family, friends, country, land and countless organizations – all done in a quiet and unassuming way.
He loved children, and his grandkids were his pride and joy.
He left Vermont to serve the country, but Vermont never left him.
Gerald Mason, age 85, died in Pawlet, Vermont, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.
He was born in Granville, New York, to Roblee and Nellie Haynes Mason.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by ex-wife Norma Hammond Mason and nephew Keith Mason.
Survivors include his brother Charles Mason (Phylis); children Kim Mason, Julie Mason, Nancy Weatherford (Larry) and Kent Mason (Michelle); his partner of 32 years Charleen Cooper and her family Scott Cooper (Kristi), Chris Cooper (deceased), Brandon, Chandler and Christian; grandchildren Shelby, Christopher Jerald, Justin, Sarah, Krystal, Kyle, Makayla and Makenzie; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Robert M. King Funeral Home from 5 to 6:45 p.m. At 6:45 p.m., the Masons honored their member with a brief service. A memorial service with military honors will be held at a later date during the summer of 2023.