Steven Louis Massey

April 1, 1950March 3, 2019

Steven Louis Massey, 68, of Baileyton, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:45 p.m. at VA Medical Center.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” He never complained throughout all of his illness, though he stayed in constant pain. He attended Christian Heritage Church as long as his health permitted.

He was a Vietnam veteran and was proud to have served his country. He retired from Greene County Highway Department.

Survivors include his loving wife and soulmate of 31 years: Vickie Ricker Massey; sisters: Peggy and David Carter of Florida, Rosie and Bobby Byrd, and Sue and David Snyder; brothers: Ronnie and Nancy Massey, Joe Massey and Marilyn, Terry and Carolyn Massey, Mike and Debbie Massey, and Teddy Massey of Texas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Wayne and Brenda Ricker; aunt, Elizabeth Bible; special friends: Kenneth Matthews, Mary Pennington, Karen and Owen Lynch, Melissa Matthews, Lynn Ricker, Donnie and Debbie Craft, Mary Swanson, Phyllis Massey, Larry and Pat Massey, Gary and Linda Massey of South Carolina, Tim Watts, Tim Neas, C.E. Turner, Stan Neal, Kevin Ramsey, Eric Rupert, Blossom Carter, Eugene Greene, and past and present employees of the Greene County Highway Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessey and Alta Ricker Massey; brothers: Tim, Roy “Buddy”, and Chet Massey; sister, Carol Nelson; and father-in-law and mother-in-law: W.T. and Faye Ricker.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bo Ragon and Rev. Eddie Malone officiating. The Greene County Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy Military Reserve will conduct a military service preceding the funeral service.

Following the funeral services, the body will be cremated.


  • Vickie Ricker Massey, Wife of 31 years
  • Peggy and David Carter, Sister
  • Rosie and Bobby Byrd, Sister
  • Sue and David Snyder, Sister
  • Ronnie and Nancy Massey, Brother
  • Joe Massey and Marilyn, Brother
  • Terry and Carolyn Massey, Brother
  • Mike and Debbie Massey, Brother
  • Teddy Massey, Brother
  • Wayne and Brenda Ricker, Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law
  • Elizabeth Bible, Aunt
  • Kenneth Matthews, Special Friend
  • Mary Pennington, Special Friend
  • Karen and Owen Lynch, Special Friends
  • Melissa Matthews, Special Friend
  • Lynn Ricker, Special Friend
  • Donnie and Debbie Craft, Special Friends
  • Mary Swanson, Special Friend
  • Phyllis Massey, Special Friend
  • Larry and Pat Massey, Special Friends
  • Gary and Linda Massey, Special Friends
  • Tim Watts, Special Friend
  • Tim Neas, Special Friend
  • C.E. Turner, Special Friend
  • Stan Neal, Special Friend
  • Kevin Ramsey, Special Friend
  • Eric Rupert, Special Friend
  • Blossom Carter, Special Friend
  • Eugene Greene, Special Friend
  • Past and Present Employees of Greene County Highway Dept., Special Friends
  • Jessey and Alta Ricker Massey, Parents
  • Tim Massey, Brother
  • Roy "Buddy" Massey, Brother
  • Chet Massey, Brother
  • Carol Nelson, Sister
  • W.T. and Faye Ricker, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019

Steven Louis Massey

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Allen Nelson

March 6, 2019

I want to send my Condolences to the Family.
Sorry for your loss may god give you comfort and strength at this time and always.

Allen Frank Nelson