Obituary of William Mason

William Ray Mason, age 36, a former resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas and more recently of Joplin, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, in Joplin. He was born May 6, 1985, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of William Andrew Mason and Phyllis Irene Harris Mason.

Will graduated from the Ft. Scott High School. He was a self-taught musician and used his talents of singing and playing the piano and drums at area churches. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Will enjoyed traveling, cooking and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Survivors include two sisters, Sabrina Wolfley and her husband, Dana and Christie Colbert both of Joplin; seven nieces and nephews, Zachary Mason, Justin Morrow, Alex Morrow, Keisha Morrow, MaryCybil Colbert, and True Colbert all of Joplin, and Ashley Colbert, of Wyandotte, Oklahoma and two great-nephews, Theodore and Callum. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rev. Roger Harris will conduct funeral services at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 12th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Will Mason Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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