Gary (Boog Man) Massey Sr. (2018-12-13 15:52:53)

Gary (Boog Man) Massey Sr., age 68, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.He was born on June 27, 1950 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of the late Fannie Hughes Massey.

Gary was a fun and loving man. Everyone he came into contact with enjoyed being with him. He was a life long member of the Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent. He had served his Country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.He was a great husband, father, and papaw. He was known for his love of fishing. A day spent on the banks of the Toe river or in the salt water on the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier was a good one! He was a quiet man and had no desire to be the center of attention. His smile was contagious and was sure to be seen when his nephew, Eddie Hobson and son would entertain a crowd. He watched over everyone as the Patriarch of the family does. As he watched the “girls” across the street grow up, watched his Hay Hay graduate, watched Jake as he saw his bride walk down the aisle and we know he is watching us all now.

He retired from BASF in Morganton NC after 30 years of service. 

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his Brother, McDonald Massey; Sister, Frankie Massey Thompson.

Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory the love of his life of 47 years, his wife, Peggy Jones Massey of Newland, NC; Son, Gary Massey Jr., and wife Teresa of Morganton, NC. He was “PawPaw” to Jake Baker and wife Hannah and Haven Massey also of Morganton. Great grandchildren, Connor Dyson and Everleigh Baker. He is survived by siblings, Rinda Odom, Newland, NC; Frank Massey and wife Evelyn, Morganton, NC; Phyliss Arrowood and husband Jim of Holly Springs, NC; and David Massey of Pittman, New Jersey. His special nephew, Eddie Hobson and wife Windy of Marion, NC. He also leaves numerous loving nieces and nephews, brother and sister in laws, that he loved dearly.

Services for Gary Massey, Sr. will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
The family will receive at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Gary's family would like to thank Carol Smith and staff of Medi Home Hospice for the loving care and support they provided to our family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Medi Home Hospice PO Box 1357 Newland,NC 28657

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