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James L. Massey 87 of Lancaster, Ohio passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home. He was born on December 10, 1930 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Charles and Mildred Massey.
He was a Korean Conflict veteran serving in the US Navy as a submariner. James was an engineer working for Sieco Inc. in Columbus, Indiana and later worked for RLM Engineers as a consultant.
He attended the First Presbyterian Church and Fairfield Christian Church both in Lancaster, Ohio, New Albany VFW Post 3281 and on the Lancaster Board Health. He was active in the Prostrate Support Group, founded Ostomy Support Group, walked in the Relay for Life, an avid euchre player, raised honey bees, and baked homemade bread every day. James was an avid turkey hunter, vegetable gardener and participated in a variety of church dramas at Fairfield Christian Church. He really enjoyed his trip on the Honor Flight in 2015.
James enjoyed people and loved to help people when he could.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Massey of 10 years, children, Frank (Jackie Mellis) of Greensburg, Indiana, Cindy Massey and Cheryl (Les Burton) all of Columbus, Indiana; grandchildren, Lindsey (Jake) Mundy, Dustin (Hannah Fountain) Morgeson, Melissa (Ryan)Perdue and Cindy (Rob) Morrison; great-grandchildren, Samantha Perdue, Parker Perdue, Robert Morrison, Charlotte Morrison, and Sadie Holler; Bettys children, Bonnie (Brian) Nicklaus of Groveport, Ohio, Brian Bennett of Dublin, Ohio and Beth (Joe) Vosler of Westerville, Ohio; bettys four grandchildren and one great-grandson. James was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held Friday, January 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Seabrook-Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Home, 1846 E. Oak St., New Albany, Indiana 47150 with burial to follow in Wolfe Cemetery.
Friends may visit 1 hour prior the service at the funeral home on Friday. Friends may visit Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Honor Flight, Inc., 175 South Tuttle Road, Springfield, OH 45505.
To send an online condolence, and sign the guest book, please visit www.funeralhome.com.
Published on January 2, 2018
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