David Wilson Masterson, 94, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Capital Region Medical Center.
He was born on October 3, 1925, in Illinois, the son of Maple Monroe and Ruby Rosina (Klingeman) Masterson.
A 1943 graduate of McClure High School, in McClure, Illinois, he also attended Southeast Missouri State.
David served his country with the United States Army, stationed in Los Alamos.
He was united in marriage on July 23, 1949, in Piggot, Arkansas to Alma Edna Skyles who resides at the home. They had just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.
He began working as an elementary school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse where he taught all eight grades for one year. David then worked for the International Shoe Company in several capacities in St. Louis, Washington, Missouri, and finally in Jefferson City, where he retired.
He was a member of the American Legion and International Order of Odd Fellows. David was an avid sports fan. He loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed traveling and going on bus trips throughout the United States and Canada with his wife for many years.
Other survivors include three children, Janet (Dennis) Kleinheider, Marthasville; Bill (Sharon) Masterson, Westphalia; and Mark (Trish) Masterson, Singapore; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Sue Masterson; a brother, Tommy Masterson; and two sisters, Helen (George) Masterson Miller; and Mabel (Troy) Masterson Skinner.
A private family service will be held.
Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2200 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63110.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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