LEBANON — Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, September 5 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Massey, 85, of Lebanon. A native of Wilson County and the son of the late Joseph Walter and Vesta Pearl Dice Massey, he died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at his residence.
He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1942 and was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theater.
He was a member of the Tuckers Cross Roads United Methodist Church. Mr. Massey was a life-long farmer and retired from the Wilson County Board of Education where he was a maintenance supervisor.
Services were conducted by Brother Wayne Jamison and Brother Jeff Reynolds officiating. Interment was at the Bethlehem Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of over 57 years Claudine Highers Massey and sons Larry (Shirley) Massey and Mike Massey. Also surviving are grandchildren Robbi Grigsby, David Paris, Mandy Rogers, Terra and Justin Massey; daughter-in-law Sylvia Massey; along with seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Kevin Massey; siblings Joseph, Leon and Ramon Massey and Nerma Jamison. Pallbearers: Joe Allen, Jim, John, and Randy Massey, Dayton Jamison and John Grigsby.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.