Joseph Edward Massie, 82, of Oak Hill, WV passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
Born April 11, 1937, in Sun, WV, the son of the late Charles Raymond and Mattie Lilly Massie.
Joe was a graduate of Collins High School and a life-long member of the Scarbro Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran and a member of the Oak Hill Masonic Lodge #120. A retired coal miner having worked for Rowland Mine, he was a member of UMWA Local 1330; and past President of the Fayette County Black Lung Association and the National Black Lung Association.
He is preceded in death by brother, William “Bill” Massie; and sister Anna Mae Moskal.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 61 years, Nancy Wriston Massie; Son, Paul Massie (Terri); grandchildren, Sutton Higginbotham (Jarrod), Torre Massie, and Isaac Massie; brother, James T. Massie (Charlotte), sister, Mary Jane Toney (Adam); special nephew, William Lee Massie (Cheryl); special companion, Emma his beloved puppy.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations of sympathy be made to the National Black Lung Association in Fayette County, 1508 Gatewood Road, Fayetteville, WV 25840.
Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.