OBITUARY

Terry Lee Massie

March 26, 1944February 22, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Terry was born and raised in St. Paul, Virginia. After graduating from St. Paul High School, he married Alice Horne on November 1, 1963. Alice and Terry were married for fifty-six years. Shortly after marriage, Alice and Terry relocated to Kingsport, TN to start a family. Terry was a pressman and employed at the Kingsport Press for forty-two years. After retirement, Terry went on to drive a school bus for Sullivan County Schools and Tri-City Christian School. Having a strong work ethic, Terry was an avid gardener, handy man, Mr. Fix it, and mechanic. Whether for his boys, family, or friend, he was always working on a project and always willing to help. Having never met a stranger, Terry cultivated many lifelong friends. He was proud of his three boys: Chris, Kevin, and Tracy but the highlight of his life was Terry’s grandchildren. Terry, AKA Papaw, spent countless hours at ballgames, band competitions, tea parties, and watching Tennessee play ball. VOLS for Life.

Including his parents, his brothers, James ‘Button’ Massie, Mack Massie, precede Terry in death.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Alice; his sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Jenni, Kevin and Misty, Tracy and Libby; his sisters, Glenna-Mae Bellamy and Alice Strong; his grandchildren, Katie (Josh) Watkins, David, Matthew Hubbard, Adalyn, Jay Byrd, and Caroline Lee; and several special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be a private family service. The family will have a Celebration of Life Service this summer, date and time to be announced.

  • FAMILY

  • Alice Massie, Wife
  • Chris Massie (Jenni), Son
  • Kevin Massie (Misty), Son
  • Tracy Massie (Libby), Son
  • Glenns-Mae Bellamy, Sister
  • Alice Strong, SIster
  • Grandchildren, Katie (Josh), Watkins, David, Matthew Hubbard, Adalyn, Jay Byrd and Caroline Lee.
    Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Memories

Terry Lee Massie

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Patti Wilson

February 27, 2021

There are no words that can soothe your heart right now, but it is so helpful to know that others realize the hole in your life and heart is huge and they send so much love and caring your way!! Terry was loved but more so he DID love. And that was his gift to all of you! Where there is great love there is great grief ! May Jesus hold you close and provide who and what you need as you walk through this journey! Love to Alice and all!
Fondly and sincerely,
Patti Wilson ❤️💔❤️

Mitzi Mullins-Daniel

February 26, 2021

I just learned of Mr. Massie's passing and I am just broken hearted. I live across the street from the Massie's and Terry was my daughter's buss driver for several years. My prayers go out to the family.

Dan Luttrell

February 25, 2021

Sorry about your Dad passing. Praying for you and the family

Kathy Rutherford / Morrison

February 24, 2021

Alice,
I'm so sorry to hear about Terry . You're in my prayers.

paul cross, jr

February 24, 2021

Worked with Terry at the Plant and doing odd jobs, He will be missed! Pray for you all,

kathy denton

February 24, 2021

Tracy & Libby, my heart goes out to you & your family @ this most difficult time. Terry was always smiling , he will be truly missed.. praying for you all ❤️

Garry Crawford

February 23, 2021

Terry was certainly one of the finest men I ever had the opportunity to work with. He was always upbeat and had a great smile. Loved to hear that deep laugh he always had. Terry loved his family and adored his grandkids. He and I texted nearly everyday and argued over politics but all in good fun. May God send the Holy Comforter to be with his family and I’m sure a shout went up in heaven when Terry went through the gates. I’m going miss you old buddy!

Johnny and Teresa Booher

February 23, 2021

We are so sad to here about Terry . He was a very special person and we will miss him. Praying for you Alice and your family.

Charlene Wilder

February 23, 2021

I am saddened by the news of Terry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. If I can do anything, please do not hesitate ask.

Steve and Rita Lay

February 23, 2021

We are saddened to learn of Terry’s passing. All the family are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn and celebrate a life well lived. Please reach out if there’s anything you need during this time.
With much love
Steve and Rita Lay

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY