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April 30, 2014

Gordon Keith Massey

Prescott, Ariz. — Graveside services for Gordon Keith Massey, 79, of Prescott, Ariz., and formerly of the Ada area, are 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oakman Cemetery. The Rev. David Gray will officiate. The Chickasaw Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery.

Mr. Massey died Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Phoenix. He was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Ada to Mart and Nellie Owens Massey. He attended Oakman grade school and graduated from Byng High School. He moved to California, Washington and later to Arizona. He graduated from Antelope Valley Junior College at Lancaster, Calif.

He married Carol Stauffer on Oct. 8, 1971. Mr. Massey was a substation electrician and later was a home builder, home maintenance and landscaper. Mr. Massey was of the Protestant faith and had served in the U. S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Massey, of the home; three daughters, Diana Tolcacher of Prescott, Ariz., Terri Hecht of West Richland, Wash., and Lisa Hamilton of Kennewick, Wash.; a stepson, Steve Rockwell of Gilbert, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Joy Rockwell of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Anthony Bates Foundation, dedicated to eliminating preventable Sudden Cardiac Arrest in young adults. Make your tax-deductible check or money order payable to: Anthony Bates Foundation 111 E. Dunlap, Ste. 1-291, Phoenix, AZ  85020.

 

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