Mason J. William

July 01, 2004

J. WILLIAM (BILL) Mason, age 81 of Atlanta, loving husband, father and friend, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004 after a brief illness at Northside Hospital. Mr. Mason was born July 24, 1922 in Baltimore, MD, son of Thomas and Martha Mason. He served in World War II in the medical corps before beginning his career with WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD in sales. He transferred to Atlanta in 1958 as an account executive with NBC Films. In 1961 he joined Storer Television Sales in management, representing the company's seven television stations and continued until his retirement in 1986. He volunteered as a fundraiser for Hemophilia of Georgia for many years after his retirement. Bill and Jean Mason joined Peachtree Presbyterian Church in 1958 after moving to Atlanta. He had a passion for golf and joined Cherokee Country Club in 1961. He continued to play in his later years on Wednesdays and Fridays and these rounds always included having lunch with the guys afterwards. His friends and family will remember him for his quick wit, great storytelling and love of life. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mason is preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas and Frank Mason, both of Baltimore. Mr. Mason is survived by Jean, his wife of 57 years; son John; daughter, Linda; extended family members Jack Pinyan, Terry Chadwick, Ann Ragsdale; sister, Martha Janet Millward of Winter Park, FL; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family wishes to thank everyone that cared for Bill at Northside Hospital. They were wonderful to him and the family. Those desiring may make contributions to Parkinson's Disease Association, 1841 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, or Hemophilia of Georgia, 8800 Roswell Rd., Suite 170, Atlanta, GA 30350. A Memorial Service will be in Atlanta on Friday, July 2, 2004 at 11 o'clock at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 o'clock at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, Atlanta, GA (404) 851-9900.

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