BERNIE - James Eugene "Gene" Mason, 60, died Sept. 8, 2001, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born Aug. 13, 1941, in Bernie, son of the late Lawrence Eugene and Edith Opal Fields Mason, he owned and operated Mason's TV Service in Bernie and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.
Survivors include: one son, James Michael Mason of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Kelly Marie Lynn Mason of Dexter; two brothers, Jim Mason of Bernie and L.C. Mason of Powe; six sisters, Mildred Hampton of Poplar Bluff, Eva Tipton and Anglie Barnes of Bernie, Alma Pospeshell of Lipan, Texas, Wilma Burch of Wappapello and Linda Ann O'Daniel of Bloomfield.
One sister, Nina Hartle, preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joe Masters of Bernie will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.