Skip to content

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.

 

More Stories

  • Latest Issue September 24 18

    Read More
  • A Mighty Strong Finish

    Going into the coveted World Grand Championship class Saturday night, Sept. 1, the field was somewhat wide-open for contenders riding for the biggest prize of the show. The preliminaries had given several horses a chance to shine, a few surprises emerged, and the judges were spread out with their opinions throughout the week, as was the crowd, demonstrating stiff competition. Read More
  • Oxford, NC show rescheduled

    North Carolina's PPWHANC Show scheduled for Oxford,N.C. on September 15th has been rescheduled; the new show date is September 29th with the same class schedule as previously presented.  Read More
  • #900 never to return to Celebration competition

    At the 79th anniversary of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, Bill Callaway and Gen’s Black Maverick rode into the ring on the last Saturday night to a roar of applause and cheering, and they exited the ring in the same fashion as they claimed the title of 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion... Read More
  • Obituary – Pat Kirk

    Pat Kirk, 89, of Purdy, Missouri entered into eternal rest on Tuesday September 11, 2018 while at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.  Read More
  • Obituary - Burl Dale

    The Report has recently learned of the sudden passing of Burl Dale on September 18, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 2:00 PM at Camp Yonahnoka in Linville, North Carolina. Read More
  • Allen honored with Evan Lloyd Adamson Humanitarian Award

    The Celebration and the Adamson family are proud to announce the 2018 winner of the Evan Lloyd Adamson award, Connie Allen, director of office operations for The Celebration. Read More
  • Stalls available for hurricane Florence evacuees

    The Celebration will make grounds and stalls available at NO CHARGE for horses evacuating the Carolina’s due to Hurricane Florence. To make arrangements to stall your horses please call 931-684-5915. Read More
  • Nelms becomes first to win all three model titles

    It didn’t take long for Robert Nelms to get noticed at this year’s Celebration. Right out of the gate he was busy leading his winning model entries into the Calsonic for both the morning classes of the show as well as the National Futurity, which serves as the first set of evening classes during Celebration week. Read More
  • Obituary – Noble Stout

    Noble Hooper Stout, Jr., 69, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Noble was born in Jackson County on July 12, 1949 to the late Noble Hooper Stout and Mable Carter Stout... Read More