Massey Sr., Howard Weldon
Howard Weldon Massey, Sr.
Born in Wills Point, TX on Sep. 3, 1915
Departed on Jan. 30, 2008 and resided in Wills Point, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 1, 2008
Service: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
Cemetery: White Rose Cemetery
Funeral services for Howard Weldon Massey, Sr., 92, of Wills Point, are scheduled
for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008, at the Wills Point Church of Christ
with Butch Nichols and Russell Harris officiating. Interment will follow at
White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point.
Howard passed away January 30, 2008, in Dallas, after a short illness.
Howard was born September 3, 1915, in the Fairview Community and attended school
in the Fairview and Turner Communities and Wills Point. He served his country
in the United States Navy as a member of the 66th Battalion Seabees, in the
Pacific Theater during World War II. Following his discharge, he continued construction
work as a drag line operator until his retirement. He was a lifelong resident
and rancher in Wills Point. Howard was also a member of the Church of Christ
in Wills Point.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn Gallatin Massey in 2006; infant
son, Larry Wayne Massey; parents, Wyley O. Massey and Allie B. Martin Massey;
infant brother, Wyley Massey, Jr. and a sister, Lucille Massey.
Howard is survived by his son, Weldon Massey & wife, Kathy, of Wills Point;
three grandsons, who made him proud, Ryan Massey, Sam Massey & wife, Amber and
Caleb Massey, all of Wills Point; three great-grandchildren, McKenzie Massey,
Clayton Lowrey and Laynee Massey, all of Wills Point; sister, Robbie Ernestine
Vertel & husband, Harold, of Addison; two brothers, Bobby Eugene Massey & wife,
Ruth Nell and Felix Massey & wife, Dolores, all of Wills Point.
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