April 27, 1934 ~ November 6, 2022
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas
Ernest “Jerry” Gerald Mason passed away on Sunday, the 6th of November 2022, at the age of 88. Jerry was born in Ennis, Texas to Ernest Mason and Mary Ann Satterfield.
Jerry was a gifted educator of 37 years who taught students at many Northside schools including, John Jay High School and Clark High School. He was a member of Oxford United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Tx where he served on several committees and taught Sunday School for several years. His common sense and affable demeanor were well known in the education community. Jerry’s even temperament was a courtesy of his strong work ethic. He was fiercely loyal to his family, friends, and students. He was also extremely proud of the talented individuals who he interacted with throughout the years and enjoyed mentoring countless students and church family members. “Coach Mason” was loved by his students and will truly be missed.
Jerry had a life-long passion for all types of music, especially country western music. As a super fan, Jerry owned an extensive collection of Bob Wills American Western music. During his time off, Jerry enjoyed traveling with his family, especially when it involved adventures and historical landmarks. He especially loved Texas History and the Texas Rangers.
Jerry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Mason. He is survived by his sons, James Mason and wife, Angee, and Carrley Mason and wife, Sandra. His grandchildren: Sabrina Crane and Kimberly Shelburn. His brother, Donnie Bailey and wife Inge. He is also survived by his lifelong friend Walter Chesshir, and wife Edith. As well as many extended family, friends, and former students.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oxford United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX.
Funeral Service: December 4, 2022 2:00 pm
Oxford United Methodist Church
9739 Huebner Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States
It was a pleasure to worship with Jerry and learn from him during Oxford’s Saturday Bible studies. May he rest in peace.
Jerry was always a teacher who did his best for his students.
I remember Coach Mason well from John Jay High. He was a very personable man. My condolences to his family.
I remember Coach Mason. Condolences to the Family.
A wonderful human being who shaped the minds of hundreds of young students in a positive manner has passed from us. His influence will be felt for many years to come.
His is a powerful and loving legacy. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.
Coach Gerry Mason, May you rest in Peace and rejoin your wife in heaven. God Bless you and your guidance during many of our youthful days at John Jay. Thank you for training which I personally undertook and learned from your watchful eyes. I will miss you.. your family will miss you. Rest in God’s arms forever.
Coach Mason and I had a coincidental connection through life dealing with the IRS. He tried to teach it to me, I eventually made it my career and later in life at a reunion, I helped him find an IRS answer. It’s a small world and Coach was a great man.
Great mentor to a new coach. RIP, Coach.
Coach Mason was the only coach that took the time to personally talk to me in my senior year about what my plans were or show interest in my future. I will never forget that Thanks Coach and my sympathies to to your family.
Rest in peace, Coach Mason! My sincere condolences to your family.
I have great memories of time spent in Coach Mason’s world history class at Jay in 1969-70. Rest In Peace,Coach
Hey Coach, you’re an inspiration to many folks, especially me. Your love of Texas History is as my own. God bless Texas, and Coach Mason.
Coach Mason you were an awesome teacher, coach, mentor, leader, and friend. We all love you, and you will be missed, Coach.
We love you and will miss you!