Charles M. Mason

Tuesday, December 21, 1937 - Saturday, May 25, 2019

A Loving Father and Husband

Photo of Charles M. Mason  - 1937-2019

Canton - Charles Mason, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home on May 25th, 2019.

Charles was born December 21, 1937 to the late Grady and Lillian Mason. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife and the love of his life for 57 years, Linda Henderson Mason; his two daughters, Cindy Dickmeyer, and Kelle Littlejohn and her husband, Derek; four grandchildren, Miranda Gillett, Lauren Mease, Aaron Gillett, and Carson Mease; and four great-grandchildren, Riley May, Kadin Logan, Dakari Logan, Nakaiya Logan.

Throughout his life, Charles had been presented with numerous awards by the Boy Scouts of America and by BASF where he had been employed. Charles had honorably served in the United States Navy as a boatswain’s mate. He enjoyed his hobbies of boating, hunting, fishing, and scouting, but above all else, he loved spending time with his family.

A memorial service to honor the life of Charles will be held 6:00 pm Friday, May 31, 2019 at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Rev. Eddie Hollifield and Mr. Jerry Gibbs will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles' memory to the Daniel Boone Council at 333 W. Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801, or online at

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Mason family.

Condolences from family and friends

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Charles was a good man.
Don Hensley
I will miss Uncle Charles. He always made me laugh. He has a special place in my heart. He helped me remember my mom and how it was great to be apart of the Mason family. I love you Charles! Linda, Cindy and Kelle my heart and prayers are with you.
Aunt Linda, Cindy and Kelle.......I'll always remember Uncle Charles as a strong but gentle man, a man who was kind but firm. A person could pretty well depend on Uncle Charles to carry out his words and any advice ask for were words of wisdom.
Keitha Blalock
I have very fond memories of Charles. He was always a great friend and though miles and years separated us I will always cherish the good times we shared. For Kelle and Ginger I have lost a dad and it isn't and easy road to walk, but God will guide you as long as you hold to Him. I will be praying for you as you the coming days, weeks, months and years. May God be a very present help in this season of your life.
Rev Neil Pressley
My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time.
Phyllis Pressley Burchfield
Kelle and family, Thinking of you and praying for you. Losing your daddy is so very hard. Allow Jesus to wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you as only he can.
Hilda Keener
My deepest condolences go out to your family. I met Linda at my work and I just loved her. Prayers be with the family in this time of need.
Becky Rose
Charles was raised in Henson Cove around from us. I was Ruby Lee Shipman,brothers R>L>, G>L>, James and Danny. . Charles was a good neighbor and friend,Many Prayers to all the family... Ruby Lee Shipman Crumpler
Ruby Crumpler
Rest In Peace my fellow Scouter! Tom Atkinson
Tom Atkinson
Was so sad to learn of your father's passing. Hold each other close and your memories as well. The memories help carry you through each day.
Sheila Palmer
Linda, I know you will miss your Charles; sorry to hear about your loss; I know Charles was a good husband and good man; tell your children that I send my condolences; My thoughts are to the family; Love, Stella
Stella Haynes Searcy
Kellie: I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sorry I can't be there for visitation. I will be out of town. When everything settles down - we need to get together for a girls nite out. Love you my dear friend, Sonja
Sonja Goodson
I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
M Jones