Robert Hal Mast
Mr. Robert Hal Mast, 70, of US Hwy 421 North, Zionville, passed away Sunday morning, August 5, 2012, at Watauga Medical Center. Born August 9, 1941, in Watauga County he was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Mast and Margaret Yates Mast. Mr. Mast was a US Navy veteran, and a member of Willowdale Baptist Church. Hal was a member of Snow Lodge #363, the Winston-Salem Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was an owner and operator of Hal Mast Trucking and an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years; Greta Mitchell Mast; one son, Bill Mast and wife, Debbie; one daughter, Kim Byrd and husband, Ray; one grandson, Brandon Mast all of Zionville; one granddaughter, Paige Mast and his unborn great-grandson William Hunter Mast both of Boone; his mother, Margaret Yates Mast of Sugar Grove; one sister, Jackie Presnell and husband, Howard, of Marion; two step granddaughters, Jessi and Justin Wagner of Vilas and Ashley Farthing of Zionville and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; Thomas Jefferson Mast and a grandson; William R. Mast, Jr.
Funeral services with Masonic Rites for Mr. Hal Mast will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. David Lunceford and the Rev. Eugene Braswell and Snow Lodge # 363. Burial will follow at the Mast Family Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by American Legion Post 130. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Snow Lodge #363, PO Box 2672, Boone, NC 28607.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Mast family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Mast family.