Cecil R. Massey (C.R.) age 70 of Brownsville, departed this life in the early morning of Monday, May 2, 2022, at his home. He was born on January 12, 1952, to the late Howard and Jewell Webb Massey. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Teresa Massey, a sister Linda Johnson, and a brother Larry Massey, and his beloved dog Dixie. He leaves to honor his memory; a daughter, Lori Burnett (Jesse); a granddaughter, Lexus Burnett-Pierce (Austin); and several nieces, nephews, great nephews and great nieces.
Cecil was raised up in Brownsville, but also spent some of his childhood in Louisville, where as a 12 year-old boy he found salvation at Montgomery General Baptist Church and was baptized in the Ohio River on the Indiana side by Bro. Lawrence Stice.
Cecil went on to marry the love of his life, Barbara T, on May 10, 1971. The following year, they welcomed a beautiful baby girl Lori Ann on Valentine’s Day!
Cecil worked as an EMT for the Edmonson County Ambulance in the late 70s and went on to work at Mammoth Cave National Park before retiring from Weyerhaeuser.
In the last few years, he remarked that the power of prayer can move people, and he hoped that others would know what Jesus could do for them, just as he had done for him. Husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, & friend were just some of the many titles he held. Cecil was known as a simple man and would always be the first to offer help, if someone was in need. Though we may be in pain here on earth, he is now at peace and free from this worrisome world. His love for his family will remain with the ones he loved here on earth. May he be reunited with Teresa and their dog Dixie.
Interment will be in Red Hill Cemetery.
3—7 PM, Thursday May 5, 2022, at Gravil Funeral Home
11 AM—2 PM, Friday, May 6, 2022, at Gravil Funeral Home
2 PM, Friday, May 6, 2022, at Gravil Funeral Home