James Mason Pasteur passed from this life Sunday, March 22, 2020, having lived all of his 98 years in Anthony, Florida. He was born September 10, 1921 to George D. Pasteur, Sr. and Katherine(Kate) Hillman Pasteur. Married to Juanita VanDyke Pasteur, he was predeceased by she and his brothers George D., Jr., Marion, and Allen Pasteur, Mike Zimmerman, their cousin-brother and great grandchild Ember Johnston.
A regionally renowned cowboy and cattleman, he was an honorary lifetime member of Florida Cattleman's Association having served(in name only) as its local president for one year. He was also a member for over 60 years of the Marston Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Fort McCoy #49.
He leaves four children Jimmy(Diane) Carter, Kathy(Seaborn) Pennington, Crawford”Doc”(Georgia “Bunny”) Pasteur, and Martha Varney, as well as 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild.
Due to the care being taken during the novel-Corona virus outbreak, a private, family service will be held Thursday, March 26th at the Anthony Cemetery. A celebration of life is expected to be scheduled for the community to tell the many stories for which Mr. Pasteur is famous when these restrictions are lifted. Reverend Buddy Pennington officiating.
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