On Thursday, April 5 at 1 p.m. Rodney E. Mason, 71 of Minden went to be with his Lord and Savior. Rodney died at home with his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Rodney was born in Bienville to the late Eloy and Naomi Mason. He was a graduate of Minden High School. After graduation, Rodney enlisted in the Navy where he served for four years. He was a combat photographer, serving in Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis.
Returning to Minden after his service, he became a hairdresser for the next 46 years. Rodney loved his life as a dad and being Pap to his six grandchildren. Rodney also loved the great outdoors. Hunting, fishing, raising a garden, quail, pheasants, pigs, chickens and goats were a passion of his. Everyone always loved to come see what new varmints he had.