Obituary: Michael Arthur “Bear” Mason, age 74

Michael Arthur “Bear” Mason, age 74 of Joelton passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Saturday, April 24th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Pleasant View with Rev. David Apple officiating.

Burial of Mike’s ashes will follow in EverRest of Cheatham.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00PM Friday, April 23rd, and again on Saturday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

He was born in Nashville, TN on March 5, 1947 to the late Arthur Jr. and Angela C. Goodrich Mason. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Bernhardt; sister, Regina Mason; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sam “Raymond” and Flora Mae Groves.

He was employed in the Entertainment Industry for 46 years. He was a Stage Hand on the Hee Haw and Johnny Cash shows. He loved and faithfully supported Brenda through her battle with Leukemia. He loved his boys, Jake, his Vette and Nick and he attended Battle Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda Joyce Groves Mason; sister, Allison (David) Gafford; Loved children, Bry and Rebecca Roberson; precious grandchildren, Nicholas (Ashley) Roberson, Jacob Roberson; great-grandchildren, Ryland Roberson, Hudson Roberson; Son, Troy (Heather) Mason and 4 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Battle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME, 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, TN 37146

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