Rufus Rascoe Massey

Died: Sat., May 11, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 14, 2019
Location: Harrelson Funeral Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 15, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church

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Rufus Rascoe Massey, 86, of Yanceyville NC passed away at Alamance-Caswell Hospice Home on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born September 5, 1932 to Esther Rascoe Massey and Rufus Jefferson Massey in the Anderson Community of Caswell County NC. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member. He retired after 62 years with the Caswell County ABC System. He had also been a farmer, Boy Scout leader and had enjoyed mission trips to the Ukraine and Central America.

He was predeceased by his first wife Hilda Mise Massey and is survived by his wife Hazel Powell Massey. He is survived by his children Brian Massey (Evelyn) and their children Erin Smith (Russell) and Landon Massey of Yanceyville, NC; Melanie Massey Kobos (Walter) and their children Joseph, Samuel and Daniel (Jessica) of Chantilly VA; Stepchildren Bruce Powell and his son BJ Powell (Ashley); LuAnne Reeves (Michael) of Yanceyville and their children Elizabeth Strader and Jason Reaves; two sisters, great grandchildren Addison, Reagan and Luke, Kingsley and Ryli, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be at Harrelson Funeral Home in Yanceyville on Tuesday, May 14 from 6-8pm. Funeral Services will be at First Baptist Church at 11:00 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Rev. Phil Kelly and Rev. Britt Groom followed by internment in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Kobos, Samuel Kobos, Daniel Kobos, Landon Massey, BJ Powell and Jason Reaves along with honorary pallbearer Erin Smith.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Yanceyville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 300 Yanceyville NC.

Do not grieve for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10.

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Andy Turner
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Rascoe was a special person, and he’ll be sorely missed. I love you all, and share greatly in the human loss...but we all know where he is...and he wouldn’t trade Heaven for ANYTHING!! Please call on me for anything I can’s the least I can do for someone as wonderful as he was and you continue to be. To Hazel, Melanie, Brian, Bruce, Lou Ann, the grandchildren, and all...God bless and keep you. Hold onto the many great memories with Rascoe, and follow his lead in this crazy world! Love you all!

Larry Farrell
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Rascoe was a wonderful Christian man. I enjoyed talking to him by telephone from time to time. He will be surely missed.

Jan Spivey Campbell
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Mr. Rascoe will always hold a special place in my heart. You always knew he was coming when you’d hear the whistling. I think his whistle spoke volumes about who he was. I’m so thankful for the influence he had in my life.
Prayers for comfort and loving memories for Mrs. Hazel, Melanie, Brian, Bruce, LuAnne and the entire family. We were all richly blessed by Mr. Rascoe!
Love to you all!

Lynn Turner Talley
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Prayers. Great man who influenced many. He will be missed. Now rocking in the arms of Jesus!

Betty S Hampton
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Hazel, I will keep you and your wonderful children in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you.

Ed Dunaye
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
My sympathy and condolences go out to the family and friends that knew him. He was a wonderful man and someone I would have wanted to meet. Gog Bless You All !

Ed Dunaye (Jessica Kobos - Grandfather)

Beatrice Mitchell
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
My condolences to the family at this time of loss. Losing the ones we love is never easy. The Title gives us a sure hope that very soon we will have the opportunity to see our precious loved ones again by means of the resurrection hope found at John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15. May your family find comfort in God's promise of paradise (Psalm 37:29) where all causes of suffering, pain, sickness, and even death are all things of the past.
(Revelation 21:4)

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