Robert Massey Sr., 88, of Ragland, passed away May 18, 2012, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital.
He was born October 19, 1923, at Cabin Creek, the son of the late Fred and Ollie Massey.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Katherine “Kitty” Massey; brothers, Finley, Shirley and Kermit Massey; and sister, Virginia Miller.
Mr. Massey was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy. He was also a retired coal miner from Island Creek Coal Co., having more than 46 years of service with the UMWA. He was a faithful member of the Regional Church of God of Delbarton.
His survivors include his sons, Robert Massey Jr. and wife Betty of Ragland, and Mitchell Massey and wife Monique of Kennebunk, Maine; grandchildren, Amy (Matthew) Gilman, Caitlyn Massey and Olivia Massey; great-grandchildren, Contessa, Amarissa and Jamin Gilman.
Funeral services will be at the Chafin Funeral Home Monday, May 21, with a time to be announced. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Chapel Sunday evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky.
Online condolences can be made at ChafinFuneralHome.Com