Burl Mason, Sr., 79, a resident of Hambleton, passed from this life Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He had been In his usual health and death was unexpected.
Burl was born Monday, April 24, 1939 at Parsons, a son of the late Russell A. Mason and Armittie A. Collett Mason Sponaugle. On October 14, 1975, at Oakland, MD, he was married to the former Sandra Jean Helmick Mason, who survives. They had celebrated 43 years of marriage.
Also left to cherish Burl’s memory is one son, Burl “Junior” Mason, one daughter, Peggy Bonner and husband, Carl, of Dry Fork, three brothers, Lewis Sponaugle and wife, Reva of Inwood, Greg Mason of OH, Brian “Butch” Sponaugle, Jr., and wife, Dottie of Pifer Mountain, four sisters, Patsy Stone of OH, Naomi Lambert of Mabie, Wilda Sponaugle of OH, and Lulabelle Hardy of Hambleton, five grandchildren, Jennifer Bush, Jeff Bonner, Autumn Bonner, Cameron Knotts, and Paige Plotts, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Burl was preceded in death by one son, William “Billy” Knotts, four brothers, Cleon, Harold and Eugene Sponaugle and Allen “Hambone” Mason, two sisters, Martha Whetzel and Lucy Tingler.
Burl graduated from Parsons High School with the Class of 1959. He was a former employee of Kingsford Charcoal Company for twenty-five years. He also worked for the U.S. Forest Service and Blackwater State Park. Burl enjoyed going to the Tucker County Senior Center especially when various groups came in to sing. He also enjoyed being outdoors and mowing grass on his riding mower. He loved his dogs, Woody and Pup, and was often seen taking them for rides in the car. He was a member of the St. George Church of God.
Burl’s request for cremation will be honored. A memorial service was held at the St. George Church of God on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1 p.m. Rev. Carolyn Shreve officiated. The Hostetler Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements for Burl Mason, Sr. Send online condolences to the family at www.hostetlerfuneralhome.com.