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Donald Massey

November 26, 1930November 20, 2020
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Donald Ray Massey, age 89, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020. Mr. Massey was born in Blue Diamond, KY, son of the late Homer Edney Massey and Mary Lee Blackwell Massey. Mr. Massey proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He also retired as a manager in the Logistics Department from Lockheed Martin after thirty-five years of dedicated employment. He was a proud and faithful servant of the Lord and an active sixty-plus years member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He loved singing in the choir and teaching a multitude of different Sunday School classes. He was also a member and former President of the Retired Men's Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, college football, traveling the country and overseas with Leisure Time and the church and tinkering with his old cars. Mr. Massey was preceded in death by his first wife, Lavinia Massey; sister, Wylene Massey; brother, Jimmy Joe Massey; brother-in-law, Leroy Morris. He is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Joyce Winters Godfrey Massey; daughter, Kaye (Gary) White; sons, Steve (Carole) Massey; Mark Massey; step-daughter, Angela (Dennis) Neal; grandchildren, Aaron Massey, Andrew White, Lauren (Jason Smith) Massey, Connor White and Taylor (Lexi) Massey; step-grandchildren, Amy Neal, Dan (Monica) Neal, Alyssa Neal and Jay Neal, Krystal (Brian) Canup ; great-grandchildren, Matthew Shaw, Elizabeth Shaw, Natalie Smith and Logan Massey; sisters, Ruth Morris, Mildred (Lewis) Starkebaum; brother-in-law, Tommy (Carol) Winters; sisters-in-laws, Jeanette (Dennis) Barber and Becky Winters; a host of nieces and nephews; beloved dog, Beau. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 25th of November, 2020 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Poe officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are Aaron Massey, Taylor Massey, Andrew White, Connor White, Jay Neal and Matthew Shaw. Honorary pallbearers are the Retired Men's Club. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the evening until eight on Tuesday, the 24th of November, 2020 at Owen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tabernacle Bread of Life Ministry and Bartow Advocates for Children. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 is honored to serve the family of Mr. Massey during this difficult time.

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Dani Knight

November 25, 2020

My deepest sympathies in Don’s passing. He was such a sweet man. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Eddie and Elaine Hamilton

November 24, 2020

Stephen, Kaye and Mark - many years ago we began as neighbors with your family and I’m glad that beginning left us as lifelong friends. We are so sorry to hear about your dad. You’re in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathy. Mr Massey was a faithful servant and will be missed by many, especially you. God bless you and be with you during this very difficult time.
Love, Eddie and Elaine Hamilton

Dr and Mrs Larry Weatherly

November 24, 2020

Please accept our most sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jean Dawson

November 23, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the entire Massey family. The entire Dawson family was shocked to learn of his passing. I will so miss meeting Don at the mail box to chat. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you at this time of grief.

Sincerely,

Jean Dawson

Robert Bergeron

November 23, 2020

Don was a wonderful man everyone loved him a respected him he was there every wed and led us in the song God bless America which will be sung every wed in his name God bless you don I know you are in a better place but will be miss.

Linda Kellogg

November 22, 2020

Sending my condolences to Kaye, and her family during the loss of her beloved dad. You all are in my my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. I always enjoyed talking with Mr. Massey. May God's love, comfort, and peace be with each of you in the days ahead. 🙏🏽

sue tucker

November 21, 2020

I knew Don for a long time and always thought kindly of him and his service to the Tabernacle Baptist Church and his faithfulness to the choir...My condolences to his family

Patricia Barrett

November 21, 2020

I have known Don Massey for many years having been a member of Tabernacle. My father, Charles Butler and Don were good friends. Don would pick up my dad to go to the men's club. I will miss seeing Don. My prayers for Joyce and the other members of his family 🙏.

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