Clifford Ray Massie, 83, of Bolivar, formerly of Laclede County, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born July 4, 1935, in Laclede County, Mo. to Earl Massie and Della (Edison) Massie.
On Dec. 7, 1958, he married Melba (Massey) Massie.
He was a graduate of the class of 1952 of Phillipsburg High School. He served in the United States Navy from March 1954 to December 1957 during the Korean Conflict. Clifford was a farmer and a business owner in the Bolivar area since 1960. He enjoyed Nascar racing and attended races in Talladega, Daytona, Richmond, Bristol and Texas. He enjoyed many birthday celebrations with family and friends, he loved homemade ice cream, enjoyed farming, hunting, and being with his family. He was a very well respected friend by everyone who knew him.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and their husbands Ila and Paul Harris, Betty and Leon Wekenman; two brothers-in-law, Willard Morris and Darrell Massey.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Melba, of the home; a daughter, Angela Means and Roger Copeland, of Bolivar; sons, Jason Massie and wife Marsha, of Stotts City; Matt Massie and his wife Denise, of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Ricki Robertson and Raymond, Laken Massie, Jasper Massie, Megan Warren and Cole, Jarrett Massie and Hunter Massie; six great-grandchildren, Heath Robertson, Haden Robertson, Jaydyn Massie, Heston Robertson, Shelby Massie and Pryor Warren; a sister, Ina Morris, of Montreal; sister-in-law, Rodella Massey, of Phillipsburg, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation for Clifford Ray Massie will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Pitts Chapel in Bolivar. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, under the direction of Pitts Chapel of Bolivar.
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