Robert “Bob” Massey

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Robert “Bob” Massey, 94, of Unicoi, Tenn., passed away Monday, August 16, 2020, at Christian Care of Unicoi County. He was the son of the late Ewing Robert Massey and Josephine Johnston Massey.
Robert was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired painter. He co-owned Massey Brothers Painting Contractors with his brother, Carl Massey. He was a long-time member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Robert loved to be outdoors and enjoyed taking his nieces and nephews on outdoor adventures. He loved to get together for big family dinners, especially dessert!
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Gouge Massey; sister, Alma Taylor; brothers, Loren Massey and Carl Massey Sr.; nephew, Carl “Butch” Massey Jr.; and step-son, Dennis Killen.
Those left to cherish his memories are his two step-sons, Daniel Killen of Unicoi, Tenn., and Randy Killen of Forest City, N.C.; step-grandchild, Andrew Killen; nephew, James Taylor and wife Debbie of Newport, Tenn.; niece, Robin Massey McGregor of Sevierville, Tenn.; and special niece, Candy Massey of Johnson City, Tenn. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service to honor the life of Robert “Bob” Massey will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 353 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be shared and viewed with the family on our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Massey family.

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