Funeral Services for J. R. Massey, 90, of Greenville will be at noon on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mr. Massey was born in Indianola, MS and moved with his family to Rolling Fork where he attended public school. He was employed with Life of Georgia retiring after 32 years of service and then became a rural route driver for the U. S. Postal Service retiring from there after 20 years.
He was a member of Huntington Point Hunting Club and Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mr. Massey was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He had a love for the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Estelle Massey; two brothers, T. A. Massey and Marlon Massey and by two sisters, Jeanette Massey and Helen Woods.
He is survived by his children, Dr. Ren Massey, Jr. (Paula) of West Point MS, Roger Massey (Barbara) of Greenville, Cheryl White (Gene) of Clinton, Linda McIntyre of Tillatobia, MS, and Ken Sims (Terry) of Madison, MS; siblings, Jackie Massey (Helen) of Southaven, MS, Billie McGregor of Pineville, LA and Waurine Stokes of Libuse, LA; 16 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation from 11:00-12:00 p.m. on Friday at the church.