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William Edward Massey

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William Edward "Bill" Massey William Edward "Bill" Massey was born on June 20, 1923, in Grandfield, Oklahoma. Two days shy of his 90th birthday, Bill peacefully passed away on June 18, 2013. Bill attended Austin High School and was graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. He served in the 44th Infantry Division during World War II. Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Henry L. Massey, and sister, Kathleen M. Ditmore. Bill selflessly dedicated 22 years of his life caring for his older brother Henry, who was left wheel chair bound after a stroke. Often traveling in Henry's vintage 1966 Mustang, the two brothers were regulars at Matt's El Rancho and several other Austin establishments. After Henry's passing, Bill began a new chapter at the age of 83 and traveled the world with his dear friend, James Hermann, The pair visited numerous countries including Turkey, China, Brazil and South Africa. Bill always loved a good party and entertained countless with his wonderful cooking and charismatic personality. If you asked Bill how he was doing, his answer was always an enthusiastic, "Perfect!" Bill was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known him. Bill is survived by his nephew, Frank E. Ditmore and his wife Lucy; great nephew Kris Ditmore and his wife, Tobi: and great niece Kelly Mahmoud and her husband, Basil, all of Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or the Humane Society of Austin, one of Bill's favorite charities. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. followed by funeral services at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23rd at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar in Austin Texas (512-452-8811) casual attire. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on June 21, 2013
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