Mason Joseph Rose, 67, of Orange, passed away on May 9, 2017.
A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, at Orange Forest Lawn in Orange.Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.Born in Crowley, Louisiana, on July 10, 1949, he was the son of Eva Belle (Trahan) Smith. Mason worked as an operator for Texaco/Huntsman for 30 years. He was a movie buff, loved gardening, and enjoyed playing in chess tournaments. He loved animals and had pet rabbits at one point in his life. He also had dogs – Ariel and Badger – who he loved very much. Mason will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.He was preceded in death by his mother; and his son, Mason Joseph “Joey” Rose, Jr.He is survived by his daughter, Angie Erhard and her husband, James of Lumberton, Texas; his grandchildren, Justin Coleson and Cheyann Coleson; and his brothers, Gerald Lee Rose and his wife, Patricia Ruth of Orange, Texas, and Roy McCullough and his wife, Juanita of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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