Clifton "Dude" Thomas Mason, 55, of El Campo, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005.
He was born Oct. 1, 1949 in Auslitsch Station, Ky. to Thomas Mason and
Helen Jones Banks. Mr. Mason was a retired oilfield worker. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran of Vietnam and received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Service
Medals. Mr. Mason was a member of the American Legion and the DAV.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Horecka Mason of El Campo;
step-daughters, Christine Kocurek and Theresa Kocurek both of El Campo; son,
Jeremy Mason of Pensacola, Fla., step-sons, Joseph Kocurek, Philip Kocurek,
David Kocurek and Daniel Kocurek all of El Campo; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Jennifer Mason.
Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. at Triska Funeral Home with
the Rev. Robert Guerra and the Rev. Joyce McCormick officiating. Burial followed
at Holy Cross Memorial Park in El Campo with military honors under the auspice
of the American Legion Post 251.
Pallbearers were George Staff, Gary Miksik, Joseph Kocurek, John Fifer,
Jeremy Mason and Johnny Raska
El Campo Leader-News, The - (Sep/21/2005)