OBITUARY

Steven Allen Massey

December 8, 1963October 3, 2021

Steven Allen Massey, 57, was born December 8, 1963 and died October 3, 2021. He was born in Dover, Delaware and was later transplanted to Texas. He graduated from high school in 1982 in Kerens, Texas. After high school, Steven enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 3 years as a calibration technician. In 1987 he met the love of his life, Johnnieann Massey. They were married in 1994 and shared their lives together until his death.

Steven was a big presence and lit up a room with his boisterous laugh and smile that he always wore. Not having children of his own, he stepped into the role as stepfather to Johnnieanns daughter, Jennifer and raised her as if she was his own. Steven was a big kid and had a playful personality. He loved games, music, movies and concerts and shared that love with his daughter and grandchildren. His fun loving side showed in his long going “birthday card” war with his sister Donna, both doing their best to “one up” one another with the most outrageous or ridiculous birthday card every year.

Steven was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend and provider. He was selfless and put others' needs before his own. He loved ferrets and was the best human Dad to 12 little weasels over the past 27 years.

Steven is survived by his wife, Johnnieann Massey, daughter Jennifer Pennebaker, grandchildren, Aidan and Khloe and son-in-law Kyle Pennebaker. He is also survived by his sister, Donna Wasson and her husband Terry Wasson, Sister Sueann Waller, Sister Sherry Honeysuckle, Brother Benny Owen and his wife Hope, Brother Lynn Massey and his wife Charlene, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mom and Dad, Jean and Bobby Massey.

A private memorial with interment will be held on Tuesday, October 19th at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made in memory of Steven to The American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/?form=legacy or Texas Ferret Lovers Rescue https://txferretrescue.org/. Cards and condolences may be sent to 403 Dula Circle, Duncanville TX 75116.

Services

19 October

Committal Service

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Laurel Land Funeral Home

6300 South R.L.
Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232

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Elaine Cole

October 15, 2021

I didn’t know Steven that well, I knew a lot of him through mutual friends. I met him at a birthday party & all I had heard rang true. A super nice guy and always there for those in need. Prayers for the family during this very difficult time.
Elaine Cole

Sue Waller

October 15, 2021

He was the bestest brpther in the world!! Miss him so much!

Sue Huppenthal

October 14, 2021

I worked at the same company as Steve for 30 years, and Steve was always willing to help with any questions anybody had and was a friendly colleague. He was a very calm and steady presence and we knew that our customers were being well looked out for by him. It is so sad that we have lost him and we will miss him very much.

Jackie Pratt

October 11, 2021

Steve and I went school with each other from Jr. High thru high school in Eustace he was one of the smartest and brightest person in our class he was a good friend and just a great person you will be missed God's speed steve

kenny anderson

October 10, 2021

rip classmate. you will always be missed. in school we had alot of fun!

Tony McMillan

October 10, 2021

Steve worked for my dad while he was in high school we spent the summers custom bailing hay R.I.P. MY FRIEND

Dana Puente

October 8, 2021

Uncle Steve you will be missed more than I can express. Hands down you were, my absolute favorite Uncle, from your infectious laugh to you being the only person to have ever handed me a ferret, and then began my constant questions and you were so eager to teach me all about them over the years. Your smile was ever present no matter when I saw you. Every time I came by I would go see what new Steven King books you had acquired since I had been over the last time. You were the smartest most knowledgeable person on every subject and any question I ever had. You made my Aunt JA so happy and that was so evident!! So many more memories come to me, but know that you are going to be missed every day. Until next time. Love Your Niece Dana

Gentry Lynn

October 8, 2021

A sweet man, with a distinct, ever-present laugh, always shaking his leg when he sat. 😆 ☺️ He introduced me to the world of ferrets and helped me to understand how much animals are actually family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY