Robert Leland Massey

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ROCKWELL – Robert Leland Massey, 65, of Rockwell, died at his residence Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.

Mr. Massey was born on Oct. 21, 1941, in Newton County, Miss., a son of Leland O. and Frances Rube Massey of Lake, Miss. He graduated from Lake High School in Lake, Miss., in 1959. He was a Mechanical Engineer and Millwright with J.E. Sirrine Engineers of Greenville, S.C. before retiring. He attended Grace Lowerstone Church and was a member of Lake Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Peggy Joyce Myers Massey, whom he married June 10, 1961; daughters Robbie Lynn Massey McConnell and husband Hardison of Hunters-ville; Ginger Massey Parker of Rockwell; sister Connie Massey Hollingsworth of Lake, Miss.; and grandchildren Hardison “Skip” McConnell, Cameron McConnell, Jared Parker and Bailey Parker.

Service: Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lowerstone Church conducted by the Rev. Kevin Gilliam, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation: The family will be at Powles Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight, and at the residence the remainder of the time.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Rowan Home Health & Hospice, 825-A W. Henderson St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Massey family. Online condolences may be sent to