Ivan Victor Mason, Jr., 62, of Evansville, formerly of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. He was born in Washington on October 1, 1957 to the late Ivan Victor Mason Sr. and Georgia L. (Stuckey) Mason. Ivan graduated from Oakland City College and the University of Southern Indiana with a Master’s in Education. He was an educator for 40 years and enjoyed teaching at Winslow Elementary School and Pike Central Middle School. Ivan was a member of New Liberty General Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He served as trustee for Spurgeon Cemetery and trustee for Monroe Township in Pike County. Ivan was also a member of the National Education Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the Pike County Teachers Association. He was also the statistician for the Pike Central Chargers Basketball Team for over 30 years. He seldom missed a game. He was one of their greatest fans.
He was a lover of music and always had a song. He was an IU basketball fan. He was a well-respected member of the Pike Co. community. His greatest joy was spending time with his family who loved him dearly. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Ivan is survived by his sisters, Shirley (Allan) Crecelius of Newburgh, Gloria (Stuart Batterman) Mason of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Linda Mason-Weitkamp of Evansville; nieces and nephews, Suzette Humphrey, Heath (Patty) Crecelius, Kelli (Jim) Lutterman, and Joel Mason Batterman (Julie Brock); great-nieces and great-nephews, Colton Humphrey, Connor Purdue, Hunter Purdue, Kaleigh Humphrey, Loralee Purdue, and Mina Crecelius; and aunts, Marjorie Angerer of Franklin, Omadeen Stuckey of Indianapolis, Lois Stuckey of Odon, and Marynelle Greene of Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Matthew Paul Young.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Central Time (12PM EST) Monday, February 24, 2020 at Pike County Central High School with Pastor Gary Pancake officiating. Burial will follow at Spurgeon Cemetery in Spurgeon. A visitation will be held from 2 until 7:00 PM Central Time (3-8PM EST) Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the high school and a morning visitation will be held from 10:00 AM Central Time until funeral service time 11:00 AM Central Time (11-12PM EST) at the high school Monday.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the New Liberty General Baptist Church located at 608 West River Road, Petersburg, IN 47567 or Spurgeon Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the high school or the Colvin Business Office in Princeton.
You may leave a condolence message or light a remembrance candle in loving memory of Ivan at www.CornColvinFuneralHome.com. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mason family.
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New Liberty General Baptist Church-c/o Ryan Edrington
608 West River Road, Petersburg IN 47567
Spurgeon Cemetery-c/o David Yager
P.O. Box 205, Lynnville IN 47619