First Lieutenant Jacob Aaron Mason, age 25, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 13, 2021, at The Church of Christ on Merrick Drive, Ardmore, Okla. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore. Jacob was born on October 1, 1995, to Richard and Lisa (Cantrell) Mason, at Ardmore, Okla. He was baptized on August 8, 2006. He graduated from Plainview High School with the Class of 2014. During his school years, he was voted 8th Grade Student Council President, and a Natural Helper, or Youth Counselor, in the 9th grade. He was also an Eagle Scout, Bronze Palm. He attended the Global Youth Leadership Conference with 300+ other youths from all over the world. He was elected Secretary General of the United Nations and served as head of the United Nations Security Council leading 150+ youths. Jacob attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science and a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management. He received The Jeff Kennington Young Scholars Award and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. While attending Southern Methodist University, Jacob completed his Army ROTC Training at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received the Military Order of the World Wars in 2015 while an ROTC Cadet. He earned several accomplishments while at SMU: Cornerstone Leadership Scholar, Pre-Law Scholar, and was a United States Army 4-year National Scholarship Winner. In 2016, Jacob completed the Air Assault Course at the Warrior Training Center at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Jacob Aaron Mason was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army on May 11, 2019. Upon completing Chemical Basic Officer Leadership Course (CM-CBOLC), where he graduated second in his class, he deployed with Task Force Gambler, 4-4 Attack Battalion, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve as a Night Battle Captain. His commendations, in order of prescedence, are as follows: the Army Commendation Medal with Combat Device, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Air Assault Badge. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Bob Mason, and Jan and John Sanders, and maternal grandma: Eugenia Cantrell. Jacob is survived by his parents, Rick and Lisa Mason, sister, Jessica Mason, grandparents, Glenn and Mary Cantrell, four aunts: Tamala Mason, Glenda Hayes, Cindy Hale, and Brenda Cantrell, uncle, Greg Hale, and two cousins, Zach Paschal and Trevor Hale. Serving as pallbearers will be The United States Army Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be the 4-4 Attack Battalion; Tyler Quigley, Kyle Hinshaw, Cade Shanks, Tony Richards, Colin Green, 1LT Anthony Africano, 1LT Dean Boltinhouse,1LT Richard Flender, 1LT John Marcelli, 1LT Koby Eklund, 1LT Zach Salmons, CPT Jon Taylor, 1LT Cole Quednow, Jim House, and Pat Sabille. A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Griffin~Hillcrest Funeral home. Donations can be made to Church of Christ on Merrick Drive (1951 Merrick Dr, Ardmore, OK, 73401) for the Cucuta, Colombia missions. Please footnote on the check 1LT Mason’s name and Cucuta, Colombia.