Inurnment at a later date
Waymon Hudson Massey, Jr., 89, devoted husband of the late Iris Fortner Massey, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Waymon Hudson Massey, Sr. and Agnes Mahaffey Massey.
Waymon Jr. met Iris, the love of his life, at Chick Springs swimming hole in August 1954. Before he even spoke to her, he said he was going to marry her. He made that statement come true on December 18, 1954.
Waymon proudly served and retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Berea First Baptist Church.
Waymon was an amazing son, husband, father, “Papa”, cousin, and friend. He made so many friends while he resided at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, always having friends coming to visit him. Waymon was known for making the world’s best chocolate eclairs, though the recipe has been shared with others, he of course was the only one who knew when the chocolate was ready.
His memory will continue on with his two loving children, Krystal James and husband, Mike, and Waymon H. “Sonny” Massey, III and wife, Cheryl; six precious grandchildren, Elizabeth Nicole Maready and husband, Quen, Michael Alexander James, Daniel Patton and wife, Candace, Christopher Michael Massey, Lindsay Renae Julian and husband, Matthew, and Kari Ross Leopard; and eight caring great grandchildren.
In addition to his loving wife of 51 years, he was preceded in death by son, James “Jimmy” Fortner Massey and one great granddaughter, Kyliee Ann Leopard.
A Military Service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date with inurnment to be held at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Dr., Anderson, SC 29621.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, 4605 Belton Hwy., Anderson, SC 29621.
The family will be at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Mike James.
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.