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DANNY EDWARD MASON
August 19, 1958 ~ December 10, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Military Honors for Master Sergeant Danny Edward Mason of Missouri City, Texas will be held on Friday December 22, 2023 at 10:15 am, Houston National Veterans Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, Texas 77038.
Obituary for Master Sergeant Danny Edward Mason
Master Sergeant Danny Edward Mason was born on August 19, 1958, in Cameron, Texas to Thomas Edward Mason and Lillian Hollis. During his formative years, he had the opportunity to become familiar with Edward Air Force Base in California. He graduated from Rosamond High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 13, 1976, where he began his illustrious career as an airman.
Danny's talents shone brightly as he received specialized training in the field of computer science, setting the stage for an exceptional military journey. Throughout his service, he expanded his knowledge through various military education programs such as NCO Academy, NCO Leadership School, and Supervisory Development Course. He proudly served his nation in deployments to Saudi Arabia, Hawaii, and other locations within the United States, as well as Germany, where he mastered the German language. His remarkable achievements and valor earned him well-deserved accolades including the Joint Service Achievement Medal,Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Training Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, and Air Force Good Conduct Medal. His dedication and commitment culminated in his promotion to Master Sergeant. After nearly 21 years, he retired from the United States Air Force.
During his retirement, Danny resided in Houston, Texas with family members. Just as he was committed to the Air Force, Danny was a dedicated and passionate individual with a deep love for working on his old truck and creating unique culinary dishes. He embodied the spirit of a true automotive enthusiast, and his truck was more than just a vehicle to him; it was a cherished piece of history and a labor of love. His dedication to his truck was not just about maintenance; it was also about restoration and customization. He loved the challenge of finding rare parts or sourcing authentic, vintage accessories to make his truck truly unique. Danny's love for his old truck extended beyond the mechanical aspects. He took it on road trips, relishing the opportunity to put it to the test and create lasting memories.
Notably, he was a man who was as passionate about cooking as he was about his beloved old truck. In the kitchen, Danny was a culinary maestro. From gourmet dishes like chicken tetrazzini to comforting desserts like double chocolate cake, Danny’s culinary repertoire knew no bounds. His love for cooking wasn't just about preparing food; it was about experimenting with flavors, exploring new cuisines, and infusing his dishes with his unique creative flair. His love for cooking extended beyond his own enjoyment. He enjoyed sharing recipes and providing cooking recommendations.
His dual passion for automotive craftsmanship and culinary artistry showcased his creativity, attention to detail, and deep appreciation for the unique things in life. In retirement, he was able to enjoy his hobbies and the joy of pursuing his lifelong passions.
Master Sergeant Mason transitioned from earth to Heaven on December 10, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father Thomas Edward Mason, his stepmother Micki Mason, his bonus father, Henry Hollis, Sr., and bonus brother Dwight Dagilo. His memory will live forever in the hearts of his mother, Lillian Hollis of Houston, TX, his sisters, Dina Mason (Ami), Debra Hollis Porter (Torrace), and Patricia Hollis McGruder (Edward), bonus sisters Barbara Hollis Miller (Tommie), Diane Hollis, his brothers, Dennis Mason,Henry Hollis, Jr., and his bonus brother Boris Jumper Sr. (Andrea), and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.