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David Earl Massey

October 19, 1963 — September 6, 2017

David Earl Massey, 53, of Canadian, passed from this earth to his heavenly home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on September 6, 2017 in Canadian. Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017, at First Christian Church, with Jerl Joslin, pastor with Refresh Ministries in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Monday, September 11, 2017, at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, Oklahoma, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. David was born on October 19, 1963 to Revis and Betty Massey in Canadian Texas. He never stopped telling people about Jesus and how He had brought him through so many health issues. David grew up in Canadian and was in 4-H, band, and Who’s Who. David graduated in May 1982 as Salutatorian of his class with a 3.8 grade point average. He attended West Texas University where he graduated with his degree in Math and Political Science in 1985. He then went to Dallas Christian College where he decided to get his degree in Ministry and graduated in 1988. He did not know at the time that he would meet his future wife while traveling with the college on camp team in the summer of 1987. David’s first ministry was in Clarendon and several other towns in Texas. He later came to Guthrie, Oklahoma in the summer of 1990, to Guthrie Christian Church as the youth minister and, where again, he met his future wife Mary Beth who was one of his many youth leaders at her home church. Mary Beth and David decided to wed in January 15, 1994 and later that year he would perform his in-law’s renewal of their 50th wedding vows on July 4th. David and Mary Beth’s first church together was in Mangum, Oklahoma as a married couple. They ended up serving at various churches in Oklahoma, meeting many wonderful people who touched their lives as well as leading many to Christ. He is survived by his wife Mary Beth, son Zachary, daughter Jordan, and son Jon David, all of Canadian; his brother Tommy Massey and wife Kathy of Mississippi ; sister, Dr. Revis Ann Massey of Oregon; a nephew, Joshua Massey of Austin; uncle, Fred Hale of Perryton; and two aunts, Harriett Connor and Charlotte Hale, both of Perryton; and a host of cousins and friends. David is preceded in death by his parents Revis and Betty Massey, uncle Paul Hale, uncle Henry, and aunt Freda Hale. Memorials can be made to a scholarship fund for the future Canadian Seniors, of Canadian Texas, who choose to go into Ministry or to become involved in education. The family wishes to thank the Church of Christ and First Christian Church for all the support from the community for those who help the family in need. A special thanks is offered to Canadian Family Physicians, Hemphill Home Health and Hemphill Hospice and those at the Edward Abraham Home who help care for David in his time of need.
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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Christian Church of Canadian

402 E Purcell Ave, Canadian, TX 79014

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Graveside Service

Monday, September 11, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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