Samuel Ray Mason, a lifelong resident of Henryetta, died Jan. 28, 2023 in Tulsa at the age of 73. Sam was born Oct. 14,1949 in McAlester to Samuel Wayne and Sylvia (Sharp) Mason.
A 1967 graduate of Schulter High School, and 1969 graduate of Oklahoma State Tech Okmulgee, Sam played baseball and basketball for both schools.
Sam worked for the City of Okmulgee for over 41 years before retiring in 2012.
Sam married the love of his life, Glenda Hall, on Sept. 3, 1971.
Sam is survived by his wife Glenda Mason of the home; daughter April Mason of Henryetta; sister Pat Jones and husband Terry of Preston, sister Wanda Been and husband Rick of Coalton; sister in law Marie Mason of Henryetta, as well as a host of many nieces, nephews, extended family, other relatives and many special friends who loved him dearly.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Sylvia Mason, brother John Mason, and mother in law Louise Berry Hall.
Pallbearers will be nephews Mike Hardgrave, David Hardgrave, David Anthony Hardgrave, Dr. Nick Hardgrave, Joey Hardgrave, Doug Hardgrave, and special friends Donald Hale, and Kelly Ingold. Honorary Pallbearers will be special friend Everett Allen and nephew Ramon Florez.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church and will be officiated by nephew Kevin Jones, with interment to follow at Westlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday Feb. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. Services are under the care and direction of Integrity Funeral Home.