Dr. James F. Mast, 78, of Terre Haute, died early Sunday morning, March 17, 2013, in his home. He was a local Dentist in Terre Haute for 46 years. He was born May, 5, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Glendon Ritter Mast and Louella Guthrie Mast.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Gwen John Mast; a daughter, Patricia Fulwiler and her husband, Richard, of Allen, TX; two sons, James Jeffrey Mast and his wife, Diane, and Dr. John Ritter Mast and his wife, Lynn, all of Terre Haute; six grandchildren, Christopher John Mast and his wife, Amanda, Dr. Jay Edward Mast, Steven Guthrie Mast and his wife, Mereith, Jennifer Ashley Mast, Matthew Ryan Fulwiler and Cortney Rene Fulwiler; three great-grandchildren, Jenna, Kylee and Luke; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Byron John and his wife, Joanne, of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Kathryne “Kate” Mast; and a grandson, Joshua James Mast.
Jim was a 1952 graduate of Wiley High School, attended Indiana State University and received his D.D.S. Degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, Xi Psi Phi Fraternity, Elks and Sycamore Club. He was a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and was an historian on Indiana High School Basketball. He coached Little League Baseball and Basketball in Pimento, IN, as well as Babe Ruth Baseball and was a high school referee. Jim loved anything to do with sports especially High School and I.U. Basketball. During the summer months he loved spending time with his family at the lake and during the winter months following basketball.
Private services and burial are scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Roselawn Memorial Park with Pastor John Turner officiating. There is no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, One Hall of Fame Court, New Castle, IN 47362 or to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, c/o Hospice/VNA, 400 8th Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804.