Royce Mason, 73, of Rector, Ark., passed away December 12, 2016, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born March 14, 1943, in Dyess, Ark., to the late James and Viola (Smotherman) Mason.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lois (Vowell) Mason; three sons, Dennis Mason of Arlington, Wash., Eugene (Louie) Mason of North Carolina and Kenneth Mason of Kennett, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Mason of Alexander, Ind. along with a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Irby Funeral Home of Rector. The funeral service will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Interment will be at the Potter Cemetery in Lepanto, Ark.