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James "Jim" L. Massie
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Obituary for James "Jim" L. Massie

James L. Massie, age 81 of Bourbon, Missouri passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 after a brief illness. He passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

James Lewis (Jim) was born on July 2, 1937 in Ellington, Missouri to Lewis Vernice and Roxie Ethel (Baker) Massie. Jim attended Roosevelt High School in St. Louis; graduating in 1955. Jim spent two years of employment with McDonnell Douglas prior to serving his country in the US Marine Corps. Upon concluding his military service, he returned to McDonnell Douglas as a flight mechanic; including service within the spacecraft division. Jim retired in 1992, after 35 years of service.

Jim was united in marriage to Barbara Allen on December 26, 1960 in St. Louis. Jim and Barb were happily married for nearly 58 years. They were blessed with four children, Steve, Bob, Tom and Laurie. Jim enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, traveling to visit his siblings in North Carolina and Texas and summers in the family pool. Jim enjoyed a second career as a part-time farmer, raising cattle. Jim was a man of few words, but he always shared his opinion. One could say he had a gruff exterior with a booming voice, but he was really a softy on the inside. He was extremely proud of his children and their spouses. His grandchildren loved him, and he loved them.

Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara (Allen) Massie of Bourbon; four children, Stephen Massie and wife Teresa of Grand Rapids, MI, Robert Massie and wife Nancy of Bourbon, Thomas Massie and wife Cara of Smithville, MO, and Laura Eoff and husband Allen of Bourbon; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Townsend and husband Bud of Wilmington, NC; nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Roxie Massie; and his brother, Charles Massie and his wife, Vicky.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 30, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Bourbon.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 30, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Bourbon with Pastor Mike Summers officiating. Full Military Honors will be held after the service concludes.

Memorial Contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church in Bourbon, the Bourbon Food Pantry, the Thrift Store or Life House Youth Center in Sullivan.

Friends may send online condolences to the Massie family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.


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Visitation

Wednesday

29

Aug

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Visitation

Thursday

30

Aug

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Bourbon

610 Olive St.
Bourbon, MO 65441

Service

Thursday

30

Aug

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Bourbon

610 Olive St.
Bourbon, MO 65441

Full Military Honors following the service.


Memorial Contribution

First United Methodist Church of Bourbon

610 Olive St.
Bourbon, MO 65441

Bourbon Food Pantry (BEC)

PO Box 1031
Bourbon, MO 65441

Life House Youth Center

11 N. Clark St.
Sullivan, Missouri 63080
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