Published 9:55 am Thursday, March 15, 2018

James Corbit Mason

May 10, 1928 – March 10, 2018

James Corbit Mason, 89 (aka Jim) was born in Lincoln County, KY to the late Elly W. and Lilly Lay Mason on May 10, 1928.

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He is survived by his wife of nearly sixty three years, Mary Hoseclaw Mason, two children, Jan (Roger) Donahue and James Kelly (Mimi) Mason, four grandchildren, Chad (Kristen) Donahue, Kevin (Lisa) Donahue, Stephanie (Nick) Clark and Brittany Prouty, three great grandchildren, Alexa and Kortni Prouty, and Landyn, four sisters, Imogene (Bobby) Cornett, Nancy (Wayne) Bullock, Debbie (Scotty) Coffman and Diane Burchett, a brother, Noah Mason, and many much loved nieces and nephews and beloved friends.

Jim was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rosa Calfee and Edith Rowland, and a brother, Herbert Mason.

Jim first served his country in the ARMY AIR CORPS at age eighteen. After serving, he began his career laying and installing floor and ceiling tile. He literally worked on his knees providing the wonderful life he gave his family. He also served on the Board of Directors in his union representing his coworkers. He was a Charter Member of Edgewood Baptist Church and was instrumental in the committee to have the church built. He served as a deacon there and also served his church in many other roles. He was 32nd degree Mason in the Hart Masonic Lodge. He also served as a Master in the Masonic order. He had great respect for his Masonic brothers and was very active in the Lodge’s activities.

His proudest achievement in life was serving the community as first a City Commissioner and then elected Mayor of Nicholasville. Under his tenure as Mayor, he got the city employees into the state retirement system and started the Jessamine Jamboree for the community to unite and enjoy our city.

Jim loved all of his family and will be missed by all. Two months shy of his 90th birthday he joined his Heavenly Family and lives forever with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Services was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Betts and West Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Family served as Bearers. Online guestbook at

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