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James D. Mass of Henrietta


James Dale Mass, 77, of Henrietta, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

James Mass

James Mass

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 7 at the Bluegrove Cemetery with Rev. Chris Dowd, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Henrietta, officiating and Rev. Andrew Williams, pastor of the Bluegrove Baptist Church, assisting. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mr. Mass was born on July 23, 1935 in Harlan, Iowa, to Herman Jesse and Agnes Inez (Vanderpool) Mass. He married Mary Jean Recher on Oct. 29, 1952 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a retired salesman.

He is preceded in death by his wife Mary on March 27, 2010; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Mass; a son-in-law, Mike Tole; and a brother, Ronald Mass.

Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Shepherd and husband Tony of Bluegrove, Cindy Langford and husband Rick of Henrietta, and Melinda Tole of Wichita Falls; three sons, Douglas James Mass and wife Debbie of Henrietta, Dennis Mass of Bluegrove and Daniel Mass and wife Carol of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Gerald Mass and wife Flo Ann of Madrid, Iowa, and Robert Mass and wife Carolyn of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Henrietta, P.O. Box 63, Henrietta, Texas 76365; or Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.


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