Darrell Massie, Jr., of Petrolia


Douglas Darrell Massie, Jr., 84, of Petrolia, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Darrell Massie

Darrell Massie, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at the First Baptist Church of Petrolia with Rev. Aaron Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Petrolia Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mr. Massie was born on Sept. 13, 1928 in the Stanfield community to Douglas Darrell and Eugina Armps (Blevins) Massie, Sr. He graduated from Petrolia schools and attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. He was a graduate of the U.S. Navy Post Graduate School in Monterrey, Calif., and the Professional Military Comptroller School in Montgomery, Ala., and of the Comptroller Staff Officers School in Wichita Falls. On Aug. 9, 1946 he married Annis Gibson in Petrolia. He was associated with the U.S. Air Force for 45 years, as an airman and a civilian. At the time of his retirement in 1997, he was a senior training administrator for Sheppard Air Force Base. He was involved in ranching and oil production in Clay County. Mr. Massie was a member of the Petrolia First Baptist Church, Clay County Historical Society and the Petrolia Masonic Lodge, where he was the worshipful master. He served as president of the Petrolia PTA and as president of the Ex-Student Association. He was a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers. From 1969-1971 he was a member of the Nine-Man Board for the Clay County Pioneer Reunion and Rodeo, serving as chairman in 1971. He was the Pioneer Association President for the 70th Clay County Pioneer Reunion and Rodeo and served as the Parade Marshall for many years.

Mr. Massie iss preceded in death by his wife, Ann Massie; one brother, Richard V. Massie.

Survivors include a son Darrell “Darrie” Massie and wife Tanya of Petrolia; a brother, Don Massie and wife Jean of Wichita Falls; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will be at Davis Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Memorials can be made to Clay County Memorial Hospital, 310 W. South St., Henrietta, Texas 76365; or the Petrolia Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 234, Petrolia, Texas 76377.


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