Rodney Dwain Mason

Rodney Dwain Mason, 71, of Bryan, Texas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 following a brave battle of cancer. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10am at the Bright Light Baptist Church, 11200 Highway 30, College Station, Texas. Service will begin at 11:00am with Deacon Clyde Goen officiating. Interment will follow at Bright Light Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Rodney was born in Austin, Texas on March 10, 1943, to the late Allen and Lilly (Hector) Mason. He attended high school in Weiser, Idaho, where he graduated in 1960. He also attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets.

On July 12, 1963, Rodney married Stephanie Jo (Inglehart) Mason of Bryan and moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he was a foreman of a large homebuilding company. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union.

In 1980, he and his wife returned to Bryan with their two children. Rodney was a business owner and electrician. He worked for College Station Electric Company for fourteen years and retired in June of 2006.

Rodney was an honest and hardworking man who enjoyed collecting coins and being out doors, never failing to produce the best tomatoes. He was the beloved “adopted” father of the sons of Harvey, including Michael F. Thomas, James Hall and Tommy Stratta. He loved his grandchildren dearly and they brought him great joy.

Rodney was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Jo; parents; and his older brother, Donald Roy Mason.

He is survived by his children, Leslie Bird (husband Robert) and Cameron Darrel Mason (wife Tanya); grandchildren, Jennifer Bird, Sharron Bird-Trevino, Staci Bird, Lily Mason and Karli Mason; younger brother, Clifford Mason; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Rodney’s name to The American Cancer Society at


  1. Rodney was well liked and respected. We want to express our deepest sympathy but celebrate his life with you. We enjoyed his company and friendship and we will miss him and he will be a good memory in our life for ever. He was a friend you could always count on and he will be truly missed.

  2. My deepest condolences for the great loss of your dear beloved Rodney. May you find great comfort in knowing that one day in the near future “…those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28&29) To live forever on the earth that will be possessed by the righteous. (Ps 37:29) What a wonderful hope that is for us all. For more encouraging thoughts on this, please go to

  3. Rodney was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He lived his life well. I could always count on him for a good laugh and to brighten any day. I am glad he is reunited with his sweetheart Jo. I will miss him and he will remain in my prayers.

  4. Leslie, I never met your dad, yet anyone who would raise a woman to be as wonderful as you MUST have been a great man. Bring some of those Best Tomatoes home with you. You know that your family means the world to us and that we love all of you.

  5. I have been missing my best friend for sometime now. I will always miss him and will always think of him when I’m doing things that he taught me how to do and things we use to do together. My memories are so fond of such a wonderful person.

  6. I enjoyed taking my daughters to visit him because he loved them so so much. I’ll miss hanging out with Rodney on the back porch. Seems like every visit I’d learn something new. There was always a good joke, good food and great company. I’m better for being a part of his life..

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