Larry Anderson Massey, 80, of Statesville, N.C., died Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House. He had battled Parkinsons Disease and Mitochondrial Myopathy for several years prior to his death.

He was born on June 26, 1940, in Iredell County to the late Claude Anderson Massey and Betty Lou Teague Massey. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Charlene Ann Wilson Massey; and two brothers, Johnny Ross Massey, and Claude “CW” Massey.

Larry was retired from Southern States as a truck driver. He enjoyed driving and working. Whenever he was home, he enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a lifelong member of Trinity UMC. While at Scotts High School, he played the trombone in the band and also with the Mitchell College Community Band for several years. Most of all, he was a loving father and a faithful friend to many.

Those left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Maria M. Isenhour (Gary); a son, Rodney Massey; a sister, Kay M. Sherrill (Joe); and a special friend and caregiver, Daphne Stabell.

A Memorial Service for Larry will be held Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 4 p.m. at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Connor Lambert officiating. The service will be live streamed on the Nicholson Funeral Home website beginning promptly at 4 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; Parkinsons Association of the Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Road N., Suite 102A, Charlotte, NC 28227; or to St. Jude, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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