Odell Mason, Sr., 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Rose Baptist Church at 211 Tyler Street in Midland. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Military Honors at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.|
He was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Brady, Texas. He lived in Midland and Odessa most of his life, moving to Big Spring 22 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army in Europe. He received the World War II Victory Medal. He was a retired tire man, but still did yard work. He was a member of Mount Rose Baptist Church in Midland.
He is survived by three sons: Odell Mason, Jr. and his wife June of Moody, TX; Wilburt Davis of Odessa and Spanky Edwards and his wife Leza of Big Spring; two daughters: Angela Smith and her husband Walter of Garland and Rhonda Hopson and her husband Matt of Beaumont; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Maggie and George Mason; his wife: JoAnn Howell-Mason; one brother and one sister.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www. myersandsmith.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on Feb. 29, 2016