Alan Charles Mason
Alan Charles Mason, Virgo, 78, lover of t-shirts, beer trucks, most recently baseball hats, and non-gender specific sunglasses passed away November 12, 2022. Alan is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Joyce Mason. Alan is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Mason: his two children, son, Christopher Elliott, daughter, Layne (Sean) Perryman; four grandchildren, Richard Perryman, Laura Perryman, Gilles Elliott, and Christabelle Elliott; his three siblings, Norman (Betsy) Mason, Mary Chris Mason, and Leslie (Mike) Cherry, a host of nieces and nephews, as well as an extended family.
Alan took fashion advice from no one. Tye-dye t-shirts, yes. Socks but no shoes, also yes. Sleeves? Not today, sir. It was never a matter of “should” he go to dinner at his favorite restaurant, The Poquoson Diner, but rather “when”. Days ending in Y were always the perfect day to spend with his wife Donna, fishing and crabbing off of Bubbas Pier.
Alan was a rolling portrait of irony. He lost the use of his legs from polio at a very young age yet push-mowed the grass, had a black belt in karate, and lived by the motto “no help is good help”. NRA all day while believeing the Democratic party is the only party. Dogs, specifically German Shepherds were the only companion one should have, yet lived with and loved cats for the last twenty years.
There were many people Alan loved but none more than his wife, Donna. Although they found each other later in life, they were always destined to be. He spent the last twenty years with his beautiful bride. Donna was his first thought in the morning and last thought of the night. His love for his most precious wife will last eternal.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sentara Careplex Hospital in Hampton, VA for their patience, care and vigor while caring for our Alan.
“Always look out for number one”. Alan Charles Mason
A service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, VA December 3, 2022 at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers Alan’s wife has requested donations be made to Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary (P.A.W.S).