Alan K. Massey

Alan K. Massey

Suffolk, VA
08.14.1945 - 12.03.2018
North Carolina

Alan Kent Massey, age seventy three, passed away at his home on Monday, December third, surrounded by the people he loved the most in this world including his faithful dog, Suzy. 

Alan was a native of Ahoskie, North Carolina.  He was a graduate of Ahoskie High School where he played Center on the football team.  He was voted all conference and was dubbed "Roadblock Massey-pound for pound the meanest man around."  He attended High Point College and graduated from East Carolina University School of Business.  He was an avid Pirate fan faithfully supporting them through their highs and lows.

The son of Rupert and Lillian Massey, Alan leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Sarah Askew Massey; his beloved daughters, Elizabeth Massey Adams and Leslie Massey Fenton.  He enjoyed a loving relationship with his sons-in-law, Ron Adams and Matthew Fenton.  And he took great joy in the sunshines of his life:  his two grandchildren, Parker Logan Adams and Harper Elizabeth Fenton.  Alan was the very happiest when he was in the company of his family.

He was predeceased by his brother Vann Massey and is survived by his brother, David Massey along with the children of his brothers Leila Phillips, Jason Massey, Jennifer Otavsky and  also niece, Julie Byrd.

Alan was a retired banker.

The family would like to thank the many fine people who cared for Alan at Duke Cancer Center, Durham, North Carolina and Virginia Oncology Center, Newport News, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater, Post Office Box 12693, Norfolk, Virginia 23541.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8 2018 at 12:30 at R. W. Baker Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 West Washington Street, Suffolk, Virginia 23434. Condolences may be offered below.

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
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I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Alan. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hope Eley

Dear Sarah and Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Alan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H Williams

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you all find peace in the memories you shared and comfort surrounded by the love of family and friends.

Sharon Lauderman

Sarah, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Ellen Dail Johnson

Please know my prayers are with you and your family.

Diane Bailey Sears

It was an honor to care for the entire family during the last few days of Mr. Massey's life. It was evident that his love of family was of great importance to him. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Arlene Constant, RN

Arlene Constant

Dearest Sarah, I send my love and offer my condolences to you and your family. Though I live in Florida and did not have the honor of truly knowing Alan, it was evident from family stories and Facebook posts that he was a loving gentleman who adored his daughters, his grand babies, and his amazing wife. Your lives will be forever changed, but you each have beautiful memories to share. May those memories and God’s Grace see you through. I am praying for you and your family even though I can’t be with you. Love, Lynnette

Lynnette Phelps Hefley

Sarah; just found out this evening about Alan's passing. I am sure he fought bravely and I am so sorry for your & your family's loss.

Cousin Carolyn

Carolyn Parker Gough


Alan was so blessed to have you and your beautiful family. God blessed him with amazing doctors. You were blessed to have him. May God give you peace that he is in heaven. May your lifetime of memories warm your heart.

Sherri Ellington

Sherri Ellington


Delores and I were sorry to get a call from cousin Carolyn this evening about Alan's passing. He was truly a blessing to mom in her last days. We will be praying for you and your family.

Ron and Delores

Ronnie Smith

Liz and family,
Such a beautiful service for your dad today. It was evident that he was loved, and loved well. By opening your hearts and sharing such beautiful memories, it allowed those of us that never met your dad, to know what a special person he was to you all and to those that had the pleasure of knowing him. May your memories sustain you in the difficult times. He is now healed and with the Lord. And know that he will be “ alright.”
Love, prayers and hugs,

Cathy Jones

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