Obituary: Billy James Mason (1944 – 2014)

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Billy James Mason, 70, of Plain Dealing, LA died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Willis Knighton Medical Center in Bossier City, LA. Billy was born on March 26, 1944 in Taylor, AR to the late James Elbert and Ola Mae (Thompson) Mason. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sarepta and a truck driver for Red River International and Ecco Drilling Company. He enjoyed fishing and loved his family especially, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife Patricia Council; daughter Renee Mason; four brothers and sisters Bobby Mason, Jimmy Mason, Peggy Sue Miller, and Nancy Keith.

Billy is survived by his wife of 24 years Barbara Mason of Plain Dealing; his children Jeff Mason of Plain Dealing, Roy Mason of Borger, TX, Troy Mason of Borger, TX, Tracey Philen and husband James of Rodessa, Tina Queen and fiancé Scottie of Bossier City, Connie Nowlin of Magnolia, AR, Jimmy Burnes and wife Gail of Plain Dealing; brothers and sisters Shirley Lewis and husband Buster of Plain Dealing, Drenda Matlock of Plain Dealing, Patricia Hill of Emmet, AR, Ronald Mason and wife Beverly of Coushatta, Donald Mason and wife Linda of Coushatta; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, September 3rd at Lewis Chapel with Garland Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at the Spring Branch Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. of Springhill. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org