Mr. John P. Massey, age 75, passed away Monday morning August 17th at his residence in Kelso. He was a native of Knox County, TN and the son of the late Con S. and Dorothy Maxey Massey. Mr. Massey retired as Lt. Colonel with the U. S. Army after 27 years of service serving during Vietnam. He was a member of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife Rebecca Price Massey of Kelso, three sons John Porter Massey Jr and his wife Michelle of Nolensville, TN, Philip David Massey of Santa Fe, TN and Charles Noble Massey and wife Beth of Franklin, two step-sons, Troy Robert Holston and wife Leann of Fayetteville and Ray Scott Holston of Kelso, two brothers George Massey of Carolina Shores, SC and Con S. Massey of Savannah, GA, three grandchildren, two adopted grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday August 29th at the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kirk Smith and Rev. Gill Williams officiating. Burial will be at sundown later that day in the Mulberry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1PM-2PM at the church
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sarah B. Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center, 2300 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting.