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Charles G. Mason

November 21, 1942 — April 13, 2023

Donna/Chillicothe- Charles “Chuck” Garrett Mason, 80, passed away at his home on April 13th, 2023. Chuck was born on November 21st, 1942, to Charles E. and Gertrude Rushman Mason. 


Chuck served our country in the US Army during Vietnam. He earned a purple heart, which was awarded to him by General Westmoreland. After Chuck was honorably discharged, he started a career as a truck driver. 


Chuck worked at Advance Trucking in Bartonville, Illinois, and USF Holland Trucking in Michigan until retiring in 1999. After that, Chuck started a new career teaching CDL Truck Driving at ICC College in East Peoria, Illinois. He enjoyed teaching for ten years. 


Chuck married Cathy Probst and started spending winters in Weslaco, Texas, in 2005. They both loved the warmer climate in the Rio Grande Valley and being “Winter Texans.” 


Chuck enjoyed golfing and going on golf cart rides. He also enjoyed camping, Busch beer, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with friends. Chuck loved his family and adored his grandchildren. 


Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Gertrude Mason, daughter, Laura Mason, and sister, Judith Patterson. 


He is survived by his loving wife, Cathy; children, Rochelle Mason Tran, Abby Stephens (Todd), and Cory Mason; brother-in-law, Robert Patterson; step-sister, Darlene O’Conner Campbell (Roger); seven grandsons, one granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews. 


He traveled the road in years gone past.
A life he chose and hoped it would last.
Driving all night, from state to state, 

trying to get home and arriving so late.


He’s parked his truck now, his engine has stopped,
And those who love him their hearts have dropped.
He traveled the land with a smile of great pride,
Now he drives the streets of heaven on the truckers last ride,


May God ride with you…
10-4 and goodbye.


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