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William Bryan Mason, 60, of Uvilla, died November 17, 2019. Born and raised in Jefferson County, WV, he was one of three children of Roy and Bettye Mason.

Bill owned and operated Uvilla Small Engine Repair for 25 years until it recently closed due to his illness. Bill was a community leader through his involvement with FFA, 4-H, and the Jefferson County Fair. He impacted countless families in Jefferson County and was never too shy to share his knowledge about sheep, small engines, and life in general. Among his many talents, he was a 4-H All-Star, a Director Emeritus for the Jefferson County Fair Board of Directors, and the Sheep Superintendent for the Jefferson County Fair.

He leaves his beloved wife, Annette, and daughters Chrissie Riese, Ali Welch, and Brianne; two sons-in-law, Kyle Riese and Adam Welch; and three grandchildren McKenzie & Morgan Riese, and Bryan Welch. He is survived by his mother, Bettye, and in-laws Gene & Rosemary Falck. He also leaves behind his siblings, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was greeted in Heaven by his father, Roy, and niece, Jessica LaRue.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on November 21, 2019. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on November 22, 2019. Both services will occur at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 106 S. Duke Street, Shepherdstown.

Bill told many friends and family members that one of his wishes for his funeral service was that folks not have to stand in line to pay their respects and that a “drive-by” viewing would be a great thing. To that end, Bill’s family will be present outside the church from 5:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 for those who would like to honor Bill in this way. Please drive into the church parking lot and bear to the right, then drive through the indicated driveway to make a circle back out to Duke Street. Honks and waves will be greatly appreciated.

Memorial gifts in Mr. Mason’s memory can be made to the Jefferson County 4-H Foundation and/or the Society of St Vincent De Paul at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com

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