Mason E Bondurant, 91, of Little Rock, died Nov. 9.
He was a graduate of Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala., and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
He began preaching when he was 15 and was ordained at 19.
He served as a chaplain during the Korean Conflict, before being assigned to Fort Chaffee in Arkansas.
While serving as a chaplain in the U. S. Army Reserves, he served as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Fort Smith; First Baptist Church, Dumas, and First Baptist Church, Jacksonville.
He is a retired Lt. Colonel.
After more than 30 years serving as pastor, he and his wife, Margaret, were called to foreign missions, serving in Ecuador, Venezuela and Senegal. Once back, he served several central Arkansas churches as interim pastor.
He is survived by his wife, four children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock. Burial followed at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville.