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Larry Earl Mason
November 26, 1942 - May 02, 2017
In Loving Memory of Larry Earl Mason
Larry Earl Mason of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, and ended what was a darn good run on life at 74 years of age. Larry follows the passing of his brother, Lance Wickliff, and he is the son of the late Lloyd & Betty Wickliff, survived by his wife, Cathy Mason, his brothers, Les (Lynn) & Lane Wickliff, and his sons Marty Mason, Joshua (Jessica) Mason, & Eric (Allison) Mason. Also survived by Cathy’s children Debbie, Jennifer, David & Heather, and Leo (Judy) Zickler, Robert (Candace) Zickler, & Patricia Creek.
Larry has many wonderful grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Despite sickness, terrible knees & aching back, you would not know he had any trouble when he played with his grandkids, as they were his world.
Larry would share stories of his youth in Riverside Park, and his love of auto racing thanks to the family race car, The Wickliff Ranger. A graduate of Broad Ripple High school, he spent most of his career in the telecommunications industry working for Western Electric, Indiana Bell, AT&T and Lucent Technologies and a proud member of the CWA.
Where Larry did his best work was as a grandparent, photographer, caregiver, and husband to Cathy. He frequented Indy Eleven games as a sideline photographer for the BYB and fan alongside his son and grandsons. In the month of May, he lived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his passion for racing lived on. He especially loved anything chocolate and lived for live music.
Larry’s proudest accomplishments were his sobriety and his mustache. Both were unwavering and impressive. Service will be on Friday, May 5th at Crown Hill Cemetery (700 West Thirty-Eighth Street) starting at NOON with services to immediately follow at 2pm. The family will be tailgating in the parking lot with Pepsi starting at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and hug your grandchildren extra tight.