John Lesley Mason, 72, resident of Brandy Station, Va. went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. John was born on Feb. 9, 1938 in Hopewell, Va., the only child of the late John Lesley Mason and Nora Clatterbuck Mason. In 1956 John served his country in the USAF; serving four active years and two years in reserve. He married Barbara (Hammes) in 1959, together they had five children-Valerie, Perry, Karen, Brian and Melinda.
John had lived in Illinois briefly where he was a carpenter and worked various other jobs. In 1961 he moved his family back to Minnesota and in 1966 John was elected to Chief of Police for the city of Moorehead. He later worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Minneapolis. In 1974 John moved his family to Alexandria, where he worked for the Alexandria Technical College as a Law Enforcement Instructor. John retired in 1993; he moved back to Virginia to take care of his mother, who passed away in 2003. John is survived by his five children, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, Va. A graveside service will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.
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