Obituary of Mason Wayne Gann
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Mason Wayne Gann, 50, of Farmers Branch, Texas passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on June 27, 2022. Mason was born in Minot, North Dakota on August 31, 1971 to Captain Benard Wayne Gann, USAF of Center, Texas and Genelle Amason Gann of Corpus Christi, Texas. Military families relocate frequently, and the close Gann family was no exception. While Mason grew up in many places, he always considered Texas his home. He greeted each new adventure with joy and developed a great love for American history. After graduating from Balboa High School in Panama in 1990, Mason attended Baylor University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Finance in August of 1994. Mason spent most of his career as a trusted financial advisor, helping his clients plan for retirement. He found time to volunteer countless hours to youth baseball organizations such as Carrollton Farmers Branch Baseball Association (CFBBA) as a coach, equipment manager and board member for over ten years. He also served as treasurer of the baseball booster club at Hillcrest High School. He was a vociferous fan of his twin sons, Miles and Matthew, videoing every at-bat to capture the hits and runs he knew they would earn. Mason’s love of baseball was not just as a spectator and coach. He played “old man baseball” in an over-40 league for the past decade. Mason always had a smile and kind word, on and off the ball field. A good friend to many, Mason had a servant’s heart and would do anything to help others, providing a ride home, a meal or even a place to sleep for the night. Mason was reunited in Heaven with his father, Brigadier General Ben Gann. Mason is survived by his mother, Genelle Amason Gann; his twin sons, Miles Jackson Gann and Matthew Palmer Gann; brother Scott Benard Gann; sister Ashley Gann Lowrance and her husband Jason Christopher Lowrance; nieces Deven Camelle Gann, Avery Lauren Gann, and Catherine Grace Lowrance; nephews Wyatt Gann Lowrance and Everett Jackson Lowrance. A service to honor Mason’s life will be held July 14, 2022, at 2:00PM in the Sanctuary at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. A reception will follow at the church in Piro Hall. Mason will be interred at Restland cemetery during a private ceremony for the family, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Mason’s honor to support youth baseball programs at Carrollton Farmers Branch Baseball Association, 3650 Foxboro Lane, Carrollton, TX 75007, or at link below. https://cfbba.sportngin.com/register/form/059302791 “In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing.” ~Hank Aaron