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Michael Eugene (Bull) Masters

May 2, 2013

Michael Eugene (Bull) Masters, 52, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, after a brief illness with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Johnson’s Funeral Home with interment to follow in Water Valley Memorial Cemetery.

Mike was born Jan. 4, 1961, in Big Spring, Texas, to Dewey Bannister and Dixie Luce Bannister. He married Charla Dawn Berry on Feb. 21, 2009, in Bridgeport, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Charla Berry Masters; daughter, Mylie Reagan Masters (Bug); mother, Dixie Bannister; father-in-law, David Berry and wife Karen; brothers, Phil Masters, Robert Bannister and Cody Bannister and wife Carli; sister, Kathy Walker and fiancé Michael Sarabia; sister-in-law, Chrystal Hawkins and husband Billy; brother-in-laws, Aaron Ramsdell, Coy Gober, Coty Gober, Cole Gober and wife Carla; sister-in-law, D’Ann Moldenhauer and husband Craig; and numerous nephews, nieces, family members and friends.

Preceding Mike in death was father, Dewey Bannister.

He started school in Big Spring and the family moved to the San Angelo area in 1968. He attended Goliad and Grape Creek schools and in 1979 graduated from Water Valley High School. He went to work for (GTE) Verizon Inc. in 1981 and was an employee for 32 years until his sudden death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Boer Goat Association, 1207 South Abe St., Suite C, San Angelo, Texas 76903; or to a trust fund which has been set up for his daughter, Mylie Masters, at Qualtrust Federal Credit Union, 2601 Loop 306, San Angelo, Texas 76904.

Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at

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