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OBITUARY

Elmo Willard Massie Jr.

January 26, 1936December 4, 2019
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Elmo Willard Massie, Jr., 83, of Rustburg passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at his residence. He was the husband to his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley Garbee Massie. Born January 26, 1936, in Nelson County, VA, he was the son of the late Elmo Willard Massie, Sr. and the late Lucy Lawhorne Massie.

Elmo was a retired machine operator for the Lynchburg Foundry Company, where he served for 30 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. Elmo loved to hunt, fish and watch wrestling and the Washington Redskins. He was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend.

In addition to his parents, Elmo was preceded in death by a son, Michael Massie.

In addition to his wife, Elmo is survived by his son, Mark Massie of Rustburg; two stepchildren, Betty Bumgarner and Norma Millner and her husband Dennis, all of Lynchburg; four siblings, Carroll Massie and his wife Linda of Monroe, Virginia Makielski of St. Augustine, FL, Elizabeth Mitchell and her husband Dick of Waverly and, Thomas Massie of Cataula, GA; six grandchildren, Dakota Massie, Jonathan Bumgarner, Jessica Jones and her husband Adam, Heather Pollard and her husband Ben, Matt Millner and his wife Bethany and Renae Normandin and her husband Quincy; six great grandchildren; a host of other loving family members and friends including a loving nephew, Pat Gossett; and a devoted aide, Wendy Moses.

A funeral service will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor Larry Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.

  • FAMILY

  • Elmo Willard Massie, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Lucy Lawhorne Massie, Mother (deceased)
  • Michael Massie, Son (deceased)
  • Shirley Garbee Massie, Wife
  • Mark Massie, Son
  • Betty Bumgarner, Stepdaughter
  • Norma Millner & husband Dennis, Stepdaughter
  • Carroll Massie, Brother
  • Linda Massie, Sister-in-law
  • Virginia Makielski, Sister
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, Sister
  • Dick Mitchell, Brother-in-law
  • Thomas Massie, Brother
  • Dakota Massie, Grandson
  • Jonathan Bumgarner, Grandson
  • Jessica Jones & husband Adam, Granddaughter
  • Heather Pollard & husband Ben, Granddaughter
  • Matt Millner & wife Bethany, Grandson
  • Renae Normandin & husband Quincy, Granddaughter
  • Pat Gossett, Loving Nephew
  • Wendy Moses, Devoted Aide
  • Elmo is also survived by other loving family members and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Massie
  • Dakota Massie
  • Adam Jones
  • Jonathan Bumgarner
  • Greg Mann
  • Edwin Hall
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society
  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 7, 2019

Memories

Elmo Willard Massie Jr.

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arelene staples

December 5, 2019

Shirley and family I am so sorry for the loss of your loving husband He is at peace now with his Heavenly Father May he rest in Peace I will continue to check on you and wish you well in the coming days .

Elizabeth Mccarron

December 4, 2019

Shirley, I am so sorry.

Pat Gossett

December 4, 2019

My Ungle E.W. Massie was stubborn but kind once you got to know him, he would give you the jacket off his back to someone who need one. I remember going to a Los Angeles Dodgers Game with him who love baseball. One of the fondest memories was going to Washington D.C. where he took me to Arlington to respect our soldiers. E.W. love our country, hunting, baseball, wrestling and the Washington Redskins.

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Biography

Elmo Willard Massie, Jr., 83, of Rustburg passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at his residence. He was the husband to his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley Garbee Massie. Born January 26, 1936, in Nelson County, VA, he was the son of the late Elmo Willard Massie, Sr. and the late Lucy Lawhorne Massie.

Elmo was a retired machine operator for the Lynchburg Foundry Company, where he served for 30 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. Elmo loved to hunt, fish and watch wrestling and the Washington Redskins. He was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend.

In addition to his parents, Elmo was preceded in death by a son, Michael Massie.

In addition to his wife, Elmo is survived by his son, Mark Massie of Rustburg; two stepchildren, Betty Bumgarner and Norma Millner and her husband Dennis, all of Lynchburg; four siblings, Carroll Massie and his wife Linda of Monroe, Virginia Makielski of St. Augustine, FL, Elizabeth Mitchell and her husband Dick of Waverly and, Thomas Massie of Cataula, GA; six grandchildren, Dakota Massie, Jonathan Bumgarner, Jessica Jones and her husband Adam, Heather Pollard and her husband Ben, Matt Millner and his wife Bethany and Renae Normandin and her husband Quincy; six great grandchildren; a host of other loving family members and friends including a loving nephew, Pat Gossett; and a devoted aide, Wendy Moses.

A funeral service will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor Larry Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.