Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas A. Mason, III, 68, a resident of Davenport, will be Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th Street, Davenport. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Thomas passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA.
Thomas Allen Mason, III was born on September 8, 1943 in Moline, Illinois to Thomas A., Jr. and Marie (Garcia) Mason. He married Mary Elizabeth Lee, who preceded him in death on May 23, 1989. He then married Shirley Jordan on March 29, 1991 in Davenport. Thomas was a Membership Recruiter with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce retiring in 2005. Prior to the Chamber, Thomas had worked at IH for over 22 years and R.K. Dixon for almost 10 years.
He was a 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a member of the St. Martin de Porres Society. He was an avid golfer and Notre Dame fan. He also enjoyed cheering on the Hawkeyes, Cubs, Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the years, he also coached midget football, basketball, and baseball.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Surviving Thomas are his wife, Shirley; daughters, Mattie (Wayne) Knight, West Virginia, Nancy (Brian) Christopher, Phoenix, AZ, Pamela (Kenneth Llanes) Mason, Bettendorf, Mary (Nathan) Eden, San Diego, CA; sons, Thomas (Rachel) Mason, IV, Bettendorf, Everett (Jennifer) Mason, San Diego, CA, Martin Mason, and, Corbin Mason, both of Davenport and Damian (Diane) Jordan, St. Louis, MO; 19 grandchildren; a brother, Clifton (Robyn) Mason, Aurora, IL; sister, Dawn (Richie) Sturgis, Dallas, TX; his Aunt, Earlmond Adams of Chicago; mother-in-law, Edna Jordan, Davenport; brother-in-law, Dan Jordan, North Carolina; cousin, Carol Jones, Chicago, IL and his cat, Tiger.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Mary Elizabeth. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Thomas’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.