Denver Dennie Peyton Massey Jr.

April 3, 1932November 24, 2012

Massey, Jr., Denver Peyton, age 80, of South Knoxville, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 after a battle with cancer. Born April 4, 1932 in Knoxville, Dennie attended Moreland Heights Elementary School and graduated from Young High School in 1952. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. In 1957, Dennie founded Massey Electric Company where he worked until his retirement in 1984. He was a 32 Degree Mason and a member of the South Knoxville Masonic Lodge #769 F. & A.M. Dennie was past president of the South Knoxville Rotary Club. He was also a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church and the Paul Pickens Sunday School Class. He loved his RV friends and he loved traveling. Denny was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Clark Massey; father, Denver P. Massey, Sr. and first wife, Margaret Elizabeth Rudder Massey Survivors include loving wife, Mary Edmonds Massey; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Kay and Dewayne Barnhill and Martha Ann and Bill Seagle; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Angela Massey; eight grandchildren, Margaret Elizabeth Seagle, Andy Jay Allen, Adam David Allen, Katie Marie King, Kara Elaine Massey, Kimberly Kay Massey, Callie Taylor Massey and Connor Ryan Massey; great grandchildren, Kimberly Marie Allen and Knox and Cade Yoakum; sister, Ann Thompson; brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Lois Massey. Dennie will lie in state at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy. on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 9 AM until 8 PM. Private graveside service will be held 10 AM Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Mt. Olive Cemetery with Rev. Gary Massengill officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Sevier Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 3232 Alcoa Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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James & Mamie Burnette

December 9, 2012

Dear Massey Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Massey.Dennie was one of the first one's to welcome my wife Mamie and me to the neighborhood.God Bless you all and God speed Dennie.


December 6, 2012

I will always remember his smile and kindness. He greated me with a very warm hello and kindeness. I will always have very warm fond memories if Denni Massey. I am praying for all of

December 3, 2012

Dear Dennie's family and Mary,

We feel blessed by getting to spend time with Dennie in Florida and camping with him.

He was so excited when he won the craziest hat contest at our Halloween Party.

He was worried about me making it to Flordia and saw that I had ever comfort he could provide for me. I thank Randy for that too.

Jim spent many hours with Dennie and that is a memory he will cherish forever.

The campers will remember him as a kind man with a big heart.

Love, Jim and Carol Culberson

Lisa McReynolds & GayNell Smith

November 28, 2012

Dennie Massey was a true gentleman with a warm heart and the kindest eyes we have ever encountered. We met him and his family in the spring of this year and have been truly blessed by knowing them. He always greeted us with a big smile and a twinkle in his eye. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

November 28, 2012

Dear Mary, We are so sadden to learn of Denny's passing. We know he was surfering but you were taking such good care of him. So glad we got to see and be with him at the last rally. It meant a lot for him to be there. We will certainly miss his smiling face. Please continue to come and be with us and we will remember the good times with Denny. God's blessings be with you.
Hugs, Beverly and Miles Eckard

Leslie Shular

November 28, 2012

A child hood friend

November 27, 2012

You are all in our thoughts and prayers, John Baker and Fleet tire

Tim & Tammy Berry

November 27, 2012

Dear Judy and family,

I remember Denny from when he was a customer at the bank where I worked as a teller long ago. He was such a warm, kind person. You're all in our thoughts and prayers, and may God bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand during this time.

Marty Millsaps

November 27, 2012

Sorry to hear of the passing of Denver. My thoughts and prayers wil be for the family in this trying and difficult time. Randy and Angela have been a great addition to our community in Blount County and all of our support is directed to them in this time of need.

November 27, 2012

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Fran Leonard