William George Mason

January 2, 1959April 13, 2019

William George Mason, 60, of Bishop, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. Mr. Mason, who was known as Bill, was one of six children born to George E. Mason and the late Gloria Gulino Mason, all of whom were raised in Athens. Bill was a graduate of Clarke Central High School and worked in food service, eventually retiring from his job at Snelling Dining Hall at the University of Georgia. In addition to his mother, Mr. Mason was preceded in death by his brother, David Mason, and sisters Victoria Mason and Elizabeth Mason. Survivors, in addition to his father and stepmother Alicia Mason, both of The Villages, FL; include brothers Joseph Mason (Toni) of Bishop and Chris Mason (Tresia) of Darien; nieces Stephanie Zudekoff (Brett), Amanda Mason, and Lisa Gibson (Andrew); nephew David J. Mason (Samantha Vander Kooi); great-nephews Sunny Gibson and Zachary Zudekoff; and numerous other relatives. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 958 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Athens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, IL 60601; or online at Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Danny Turner

April 17, 2019

I'm sorry to hear of Bill's death. I remember all of the forest heights gang playing and hanging out together. Bill was always there leading the way. Sorry again for your loss. I'm and old friend of Bill's. Danny Turner

Joseph Mason

April 16, 2019

Bill loved to go fishing. Almost every Saturday I would pick him up from the High Shoals nursing home and take him pond fishing. He always caught more fish than I did and he made sure that I knew it. After fishing for several hours we would go to Burger King and we would both order a double whopper with cheese and bacon. Now Bill could eat. He would always finish his meal before me and then sit back in the booth with a smile on his face and tell me that this is living.

Bill lived life to the fullest. I am so proud of my brother for all the things that he was able to accomplish in his life. He never complained about anything and was the best brother a man could have.

I miss my brother, but I know that he is in a better place.