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Melvin Rosser Mason died peacefully Tuesday, July 3, 2017 in Huntsville, Texas at the age of 90. Melvin was born in Roxton, Texas on March 5, 1927 to Rosser Earl Mason and Clyde Smith. He has three brothers, Roy H. Mason and Troy P. Mason and Jack W. Mason and his step sister, Emily O'Connor.
Melvin married Mayenell Waterman on June 4, 1950. They moved to Huntsville in 1962 when Melvin took a teaching position in the English department at Sam Houston State University. Melvin was very involved in the community, his church and many creative projects.
Melvin is preceded in death by his wife, Mayenell and his bother Troy. He is survived by his siblings Roy, Jack and Emily, his children Mark Stephen Mason and his wife Barbara Mason, Marianne Mason Mote and her husband John Mote, his grandchildren Susan McMurrey and her husband Brandon, Stephen Rosser Mason, Nolan Mote, Makayla Mote and his great granddaughter Amelia Grace McMurrey, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Melvin Rosser Mason Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Published on July 5, 2017
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