The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 6, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 6, 2014


Harold Albert ‘John’ Massie

ALDERSON — Harold Albert "John" Massie, age 63, of Alderson, formerly of Ronceverte, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at his home in Alderson, following a long illness.

Born February 23, 1951, in Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Susie O. Massie.  

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rosa Mae Holt; brother-in-law, Floyd Allen "Frog" Carter; and a nephew, Gregory Scott Carter.

Mr. Massie was the retired owner and operator of Massie’s T’s of Fairlea and Alderson, and the former Massie’s Wholesale of Alderson. Prior to his self-employment, he was a heavy equipment operator for several years with W & H Construction Company, Bluefield, W.Va. He loved to play music and played the flat top rhythm guitar and enjoyed showing muscle cars. Mr. Massie loved to spend time with his family and close friends, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Phyllis C. Massie of Alderson; two daughters, Stephanie C. Massie and her companion, Robert Keith Heaton, of Alderson, and Darla Massie Reed and her husband, Jerry Reed, of Alderson; two brothers, Harry L. Massie and his wife, Brenda, of Ronceverte, and Danny S. Massie and his wife, Alicia, of Alderson; two sisters, Henrietta S. Carter of Ronceverte, and Mary Massie Terry of Vinton, Va.; four grandchildren, Taryn D. Zimmerman, Skyler J. Giese, Kirsten C. Heaton, and Jerry R. Reed Jr.; very special friends, Bobby and Robin Wilson of Alderson; and numerous aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Funeral services will be Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with Pastor James L. Combs officiating. Burial will follow at the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Serving as pallbearers will be, B.J. Wilson, Dennis Brackenridge, Doug Brackenridge, Levi Massie, Keith Terry, and Rex Carter.  

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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