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Michael “Mike” Wayne Mason, age 73

Michael (Mike) Wayne Mason, 73, was born on October 18th, 1948 and died on October 13th, 2022.

Mike was a true servant and a giver. He was an avid bowler, eagle lover, and cross country traveler. Mike was loved by all.

Michael was born in Paragould, AR, the youngest of three children. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for 23 and a half years, retiring in November 1990. After returning from basic training, he married his loving wife and mother of his three children, Beverly, on May 4, 1968. They were married for 43 years when she passed. After her passing, Mike married his sweet wife Sheila, on July 13, 2016. They were together for 6 years.

Mike’s life is truly defined by God, family, and country. Mike faithfully attended the North Jacksonville Church of Christ, serving once as an elder. He faithfully loved Beverly and Sheila with all his heart. He was the greatest father and Papaw, expressed great joy for his great-grandchildren, and he loved his dogs. Mike was a true patriot. He was a devoted servant of his country.

Michael is survived by his wife, Sheila Mason, children, Melissa Johnston (Richard) and David Mason (D’Etta), grandchildren, Todd Johnston, Kayla Conley (Johnston), Robert Mason, Magen Johnston, Madison Mason, Mason Johnston, Kaya Mason, and Layne Mason, and great grandchildren, Laurel Johnston, Joshua Conley, Josiah Conley, and Lydia Johnston. He also leaves behind sister, Loretta Carpenter (John), and brother, James Mason (Lori). Mike is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Mason, son, Timothy Mason, father, Hubert Mason, and mother, Maxzine Mason.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service with interment to follow at 1:30pm at Ward Cemetery in Strawberry, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LRAFB Airman’s Attic; Bldg 864 Thomas Drive Crossroads Café, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas 72099.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • James Buehring Posted October 17, 2022 4:48 PM

    Mike was a dedicated father, husband and veteran. I was proud to know him and bowl with him. He’s in a better place, now, where he can smile on us all.

  • Bunny and Rick Johnston Posted October 17, 2022 4:53 PM

    Sending our love and prayers to you and your family Melissa.

  • Pauline James Posted October 17, 2022 9:18 PM

    Todd and all your family, we send our Sympathy and love. You have wonder full memories!

  • Milton Murphy Posted October 18, 2022 7:44 AM

    My heart goes out to Sheila and family. Mike was an awesome friend and I couldn’t ask for a better friend. I know he will be truly miss!

  • Scott Whitmire Posted October 20, 2022 9:19 PM

    Uncle Mike was a true giver. He always thought of others before himself. Shelia, Melissa and David and family, prayers for peace and sweet memories of a fine man, father, and grandfather.

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