Lyle Eugene Massey, 82, son of Albert L. and Dora Key Massey, was born Jan. 18, 1922, at Huggins in Texas County. He died Dec. 20, 2004, at his home at Huggins following a long illness.He grew up and attended school in the Huggins community. He married Laura Denton Nov. 21, 1942. They had five children.Mr. Massey served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged January 1946 after serving four years in Europe.The Masseys purchased a farm in the Huggins area, where they raised beef cattle and farmed for several years. He also did construction work in the area. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and going on trail rides.He was a member of the Number One Free Will Baptist Church, becoming a deacon in 1949. He was also a member of American Legion Post 470 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10967 of Roby.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Claude and Orville; and two sisters, Erma and Vivian.Surviving are his wife of 62 years of the home; two sons, James Massey and Gary Massey of Huggins; three daughters, Betty Roderick of Plato, Ina Kalina of Boron, Calif., and Tammy Richardson of Success; one brother, Dearl Massey of Houston; one sister, Ina Wade of Huggins; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.Services were Dec. 23 at the Number One Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Junior Hutsell and the Rev. Derrel Friend officiating. Burial with full military rites provided by American Legion Post 30 was in the Number One Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home of Mountain Grove. “

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