Charles Everette Massie

Lewisburg-Charles Everette Massie, 86, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea.

Charlie was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Ronceverte, the son of the late Layton Simpson and Margaret Pearl Dilley Massie.

Mr. Massie was a member of Shuck Memorial Baptist Church, a graduate of Greenbrier High School, and attended Concord College and Bluefield State College. He was a member of the Greenbrier Masonic Lodge #42, a Shriner, and former member of Elks Lodge #1758. Charlie was a retired sales engineer with ABB and was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. His biggest passion was the American Heritage Music Hall which he cofounded. Charlie’s love for music made him very adept in making stringed instruments. He loved hunting and fishing and was an avid photographer.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Harvey Massie; and brother, James Massie.

Surviving are his sons, Chris and Janette Massie of Coldspring, TX, and Mike and Tammy Massie of Abingdon, VA; grandson, Ross Massie of Abingdon, VA; great-granddaughter, Morgan Ross Massie of Abingdon, VA; brothers, Billy Massie of Lewisburg, Alton Massie of White Sulphur Springs and Ronnie Massie of St. Augustine, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Massie were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg where Rev. Ron Miller officiated. Interment with Masonic Rites followed in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.

The family received their friends Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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