LAWTON, OK (TNN) - We’re remembering a long-time Lawton business owner and leader within our community.
Lynn Mason passed away yesterday at the age of 73. Most people knew him best as ‘Fluffy’, the owner of Fluffy’s Liquor and Quick Stop on Cache Road.
It was a somber day for those who work at Fluffy’s, as they are remembering the man who, employees say, has given them so much more than a great place to work.
“You know, I can’t imagine him not being here," Ricky Cook, employee. "It’s just not real to me.”
It’s been a tough day for employees at Fluffy’s while the news of their manager’s passing sinks in.
“I am going to miss him,” said Sonja Divis, employee.
“There’s probably a lot of customers that wouldn’t mind being here right now too," said April O’Rosky, employee. "He had an impact on a lot of people.”
“He knew everyone of our names," said Cook. "It didn’t matter if you were new, he knew your name. He knew exactly who you were. His office door was always open. Anyone of us could go in there an chat with him anytime we wanted to.”
“As a retiree, I choose to work here and it’s the best place in the world,” said Marlon Suazo, employee.
And rarely could you find Mr. Mason without his Mrs.
“I can’t talk about Fluffy without Mrs. Fluffy," said O’Rosky. "She has been just as amazing as him.”
“The Mason’s are both the best bosses that I’ve had," said Duane Murray, employee. "Out of everywhere I’ve worked, this is the best place.”
They tell 7News, the thing that means the most is them kindness the Masons have shown.
“They make you feel like family," said Jess Hebb, employee. "They go far out of their way. They take care of you.”
“Our kids, they’ve been wonderful with our kids,” said O’Rosky.
“We’re all family here, they treated us like family," said Cook. "Anything we needed, if we were hurting for anything, they were willing to help us out in anyway.”
“Living in a world where people take and take, it’s nice to have people there that will help you out,” said Murray.
Most of us will always remember Mr. Mason’s catchy commercials.
“He always says in his commercials that he love us, but we really do love him,” said Murray.
In response to Mr. Mason’s passing, the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce released a statement which reads:
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Lynn Mason’s passing. Our heartfelt and sincere condolences during this time of great loss and sadness go out to his family and friends. Lynn was a dedicated business member and leader within our community. We appreciate him, his business presence, and certainly his personal and professional friendship.”
The service for Lynn “Fluffy” Mason is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel.
All of us here at 7News send our sincerest condolences to Mr. Mason’s family and friends. He was a dear friend to many of us here at KSWO and was always willing to help with a story or contribute in anyway he could. We love you, Fluffy!