Clifford Massie

Clifford R. Massie

Thursday, July 4th, 1935 - Friday, June 7th, 2019
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Clifford Ray Massie was born July 4, 1935 at home in Laclede County, MO to his parents Earl Massie and Della (Edison) Massie and passed away on June 7, 2019 at home surrounded by his family in Bolivar, MO at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 3 days.
He was a graduate of the class of 1952 at Phillipsburg High School. He served in the United States Navy from March 1954 to December 1957 during the Korean Conflict. Clifford married Melba (Massey) Massie on December 7, 1958. He was a farmer and a business owner in the Bolivar area since 1960. He enjoyed Nascar Racing and attended races in Talladega, Daytona, Richmond, Bristol and Texas. He enjoyed many birthday celebrations with family and friends, he LOVED homemade Ice cream, he also enjoyed farming, hunting, being with his wife , children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he was a very well respected friend by everyone that knew him.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and their husbands Ila and Paul Harris, Betty and Leon Wekenman, 2 brothers-in-law, Willard Morris and Darrell Massey. Clifford is survived by his wife of 60 years, Melba of the home, daughter, Angela Means and Roger Copeland of Bolivar, MO, sons, Jason Massie and wife Marsha of Stotts City, Matt Massie and his wife Denise of Mt. Vernon, grandchildren, Ricki Robertson and Raymond, Laken Massie, Jasper Massie, Megan Warren and Cole, Jarrett Massie and Hunter Massie, 6 great-grandchildren, Heath Robertson, Haden Robertson, Jaydyn Massie, Heston Robertson, Shelby Massie and Pryor Warren, sister, Ina Morris of Montreal, MO sister-in-law, Rodella Massey of Phillipsburg, MO and many nieces, nephews , family and friends.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Pitts Chapel in Bolivar, MO. Graveside services will be on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 am in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Springfield, MO with Pastor Mike Bruce Officiating.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pitts Chapel
    316 E. Broadway St.
    Bolivar, Missouri 65613
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  • Service

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    5201 South Southwood
    Springfield, Missouri 65804
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Mike Bruce
  • Interment

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    5201 S. Southwood
    Springfield, Missouri
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Mike and Brenda Wekenman

Posted at 03:37pm
Could not have had a better uncle than Clifford. He always had a go-kart working when we visited. He introduced me to home made ice cream and milk straight from the cow. He smiled easily and laughed often. He will be greatly missed.
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Jerald Andrews

Posted at 03:01pm
I was very sorry to hear of Clifford's passing away. He was always so kind to my family. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jerald Andrews


Lennis Wilson

Posted at 10:22pm
Our deepest condolences to Melba and family. Clifford was a dear and special friend. Time has gone and too, our hope of spending time with Clifford and Melba. God’s blessings to all who knew and loved him, we shall see him again in his beautiful new home in heaven.
Lennis Wilson and Family, Lebanon, Mo.

Catherine Tribble Smith

Posted at 02:45pm
Melba -
Sorry learn of Clifford's passing. John and I were just talking about him Sunday and wondering about you all. I'm forwarding his obit to John. He thought a lot of you both.
John Tribble
Catherine Tribble Smith

Peggy Starnes

Posted at 11:45pm
Melba, we were so sorry to hear about Clifford.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ( I am Mary Jane’s youngest daughter and Clifford’s Aunt Stella ‘s granddaughter. Love and prayers to you all.

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