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Charles Mather Massey - Obituary




Charles Mather Massey, age 76 of Elkton, KY, formerly of Clarksville, TN, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Charles was born September 23, 1937 in Nashville, TN to the late Helen and John Massey.

Charles was a retired Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer, Thoroughbred Racehorse Trainer and adored father and grandfather. He was a member of the Air National Guard 118 Supply Squadron and a member of the board of directors for the Tennessee Walking Horse Trainers and Breeders Associations.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with Pastor Byron Dumas officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Justin Knight, Derek Brashears, Jesse Jenkins, Danny Kroeger, Jeff Long, Joey Long. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Nelson, David Taylor and the Clarksville High School Class of 1957.

Charles is survived by his three children, Jan Massey Swift, Parrish, FL; Kim Campbell, Elkton, KY; Matt Massey, Clarksville, TN; and former wife, Janet Hunt Massey of Clarksville, TN. Together they had 7 grandchildren, Taylor, Blair, Kyle, Mary Michael, Morgan, Rachael and Madison along with 7 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tennessee National Walking Horse Trainers Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 61 Shelbyville, TN 37162 931-684-5866.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.

 

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