Lloyd Randolph Massey
1987 - 2016
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Lloyd Randolph Massey

September 28, 1987 - March 11, 2016

Lloyd was born in Portland, Oregon, to Charles "Randy" Massey and Vicki (Black) Massey. Lloyd died after being hit by a car in Carmichael, California.

As children, Lloyd and three siblings formed "The Hot Shot Tap Dancers." They taught tap and performed throughout Oregon and Washington and were contestants on America's Got Talent.

In 2002, the family moved to Salem. After graduation from Sprague High School, Lloyd attended Western Oregon University and then became the show announcer for WGAS Motor Sports headquartered in Cool, California. At the time of his death, Lloyd was President of WGAS.

Lloyd is one of 14 siblings. Brothers and sisters are Carl, Bethany, Kyle, John, Karema, Janet (deceased), Donna, Wayne, Rhonda, Tammy, Gerald, Angela, and Charles (deceased), plus many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26th, at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 28th, at Salem Alliance Church with a reception and graveside service following.




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Published in The Statesman Journal on Mar. 24, 2016.
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March 11, 2017
I visited your resting place today. Your family will always be in my prayers. I promise.
R. R.
October 27, 2016
RIP Bro! I loved your energy while watching Jay Leno's Garage. Such a talented, Powerful speaking and Unique Guy! Love life !!! Peace.
Christopher Edwards
October 2, 2016
I had the honor of being at several Monster Truck shows where Lloyd was hosting. As other have said "he lit up the room" when he walked in. But he was able to light up the entire crowd at these shows. I can say without reservation that the entire crowed just really loved this young man!!!! I went to this years show and found out he was gone. Tears from my eyes now thinking about his family and friends..Truly a one-of-kind young man...
J.R. Richard
July 8, 2016
We saw him on Jay's Garage and we were impressed with his MC skills. He related so well to the crowd and Jay. It was nice that they dedicated the show to him. So sorry about his passing.
Michael Luginbill
May 17, 2016
Lloyd and I went to Alameda elementary together, with two of his brothers. I still remember him always cracking jokes and poking fun out on the basketball court. The last time I saw him he, his youngest brother (Kyle Massey), and I were on our way to the greyhound station. Kyle had told me something was going on in Lloyd's life at that time, but there he was still smiling and cracking jokes. The world is a little less bright without his cheeky smile.
Arielle Hill
April 8, 2016
Sad to hear of Lloyd's passing. May God bring comfort and healing to the Massey family. A new angel now rests on your shoulders.
Cennie Moore-Fisher
April 7, 2016
You will never ever be forgotten Lloyd Massey. You are love
James Mitcham
March 30, 2016
There are a few students who will always stand out in a very special way and Lloyd was definitely one of my favorites. Even after finishing one of my classes at Sprague, Lloyd always made time to stop by and keep in touch. I loved him and his sweet sister, Bethany, for their joy, laughter, kindness to all and positive presence.
May God bless him and his family during this difficult time. Lloyd will be greatly missed!
Shelley Sheehan
March 29, 2016
Dear Vicki and family,
So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your son. It sounds like he was a lively, talented young man. We, from the Way of Life Fellowship, pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. With love, Chris and Yvonne & Janet
Way of Life Fellowship
March 29, 2016
R.I.H.UNCLE Lloyd Massey.FROM KEYONA MASSEY FOREVER YOUR NIECE.I LOVE YOU DEARLY
Keyona Massey
March 27, 2016
Dear Vicki, Bethany, Carl and Kyle,
It is with a tearful heart that I write to extend to you my condolences for the sudden loss of your son and brother. It is so hard to lose someone in the prime of his life. May you find strength from your memories and in the love of family and friends. I remember Lloyd as a Hot Shot at many of the same fairs and fair conventions as i attended, always a smile.
My sincere and deepest sympathy.
Isobel Veen (formerly Hockett)
March 27, 2016
Hard to understand why in the blink of an eye such an incredible guy and an amazing talent could be taken. Lloyd will be missed in a big big way. I only knew Lloyd by sharing the arena in Indio with WGAS and helping pick up car parts after the show, I have the ostrich and camel's. Kind of an odd way to meet someone, cleaning an arena, but the pleasure was all mine. I am blessed that I was able to spend a few hours each February laughing and talking with with such a neat fun guy. I envy all who had more time with Lloyd. I only knew Lloyd through working with him in Indio but felt as if we were life long friends and was always treated as so. God bless and you are all in our prayers. Aryn Hedrick
Aryn Hedrick
March 27, 2016
Condolences to the Massey family. From the Frazier family: Effie, Cicely, Emily, Real, Henry, Jaxson and Jackie (friends and students of Carl Massey) we love you.
Effie Frazier
March 26, 2016
I think of Lloyd with a smile as I remember a special performance of the mad tapping Massey team up in Redmond at the county fair some years ago. Part emcee, part stand up comic and large part talented dancer, Lloyd along with brother Carl held the crowd in the palm of his hand as they talked and tapped their way through a medley of sweet, sweet dances to hits that we all knew and loved. What a light he brought to the world. It is a little dimmer now without him. Love to you all as you honor the life of your brother, son, friend.
Valerie Bergman
March 26, 2016
I only new Lloyd briefly, I had seen him and his siblings perform at the Clark County Fair. I commented on their website and he took the time to respond. We talked online for a while since he was in Salem and I in Prtland, and finally had the chance to meet in person when he visited Corvallis, where I was attending college. I was going through a hard time in my life, and the unexpected kindness he showed me helped me start to turn things around. Although a brief friendship, it has always stayed with me because he was unique and special. It is heartbreaking to see such a wonderful person taken from this world so soon. What he did for me will always remain in my heart, and I will never forget him.
Jessica Harvey
March 26, 2016
He always lit a room when he walked in. He was nice to everyone. He didn't care who you were. I remember him walking up to me saying hi and giving me a hug. I will never forget him. My heart goes out to the family. R.I.P
Cori McCreary
March 25, 2016
The world was definitely a better place with Lloyd in it. His positive outlook on life, his kindness, and that smile of his...he will forever be remembered. Rest in peace Lloyd!
Tawni Trevino
March 25, 2016
Vickie,
What a shock this is to see. Our prayers and condolences go to you and your family Vickie.
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Roz Barnes
March 25, 2016
Met Lloyd in spring of 2014. We were the east coast team coming to do shows on the west coast with WGAS. We were actually nervous how people would take us being from the east coast. We pull into the hotel at 3am and I hear this voice from the second floor. He says you must be Richie Blackburne...... We have been waiting for you and it is great to meet you. We spent a whole month with WGAS and got to know Lloyd pretty well. He always had his tap shoes with him. I was very impressed with his talent. News of his passing has upset me greatly because I can truthfully say Lloyd was my friend and I will always remember his great presentation in front of a crowd. I hope heaven is a real place and we will meet again some day. Please watch over us buddy......
Rich Blackburne
March 25, 2016
Lloyd was the best announcer at our monster truck shows he will be missed. - James Santa Maria, CA
March 25, 2016
I first saw Lloyd and siblings dance at the Clackamas county fair! Being a dance studio owner at the time I hadn't heard of the Hot Shots! I was instantly blown away by them all but Lloyds personality was captivating. He was meant to be on stage. I proceeded to meet them and Lloyd and siblings all came at one point to teach for me. His dad drove him from Salem every Monday night to teach. Lloyd was loved by all. I had many favorite dances of his but one he did at a recital was to Rubberband Man with brother Kyle! That one stands out. When I heard about what happened to Lloyd I was shocked! So sad to lose someone so talented and so young. I am honored to have known him and will always remember that dynamic personality! I'm sure he's still tapping away!
L Luecke (Clackamas Or)
Lori Luecke
March 25, 2016
You will be miss
Loretta Williams
March 25, 2016
Lloyd was always the one dude to light up the entire room. He was always full of kindness and blessed everyone so wholeheartedly. In microelectronics, when I was struggling, he made sure i passed. Musically he helped introduce me to soul and funk. Knowing Lloyd wasn't a gift I ever could have asked for, but it is a gift I will always be eternally grateful for. I thank the Lord for giving me so much wisdom and understanding through knowing the man, and I pray his angel form just elevates and inspires us all continually. Really blessed to have known him.
Dashiell House
March 25, 2016
Laughter, joy, kindness, and mad tap skills... Thank you for sharing your light with so many! You will be missed.
Karissa
March 25, 2016
Rest easy. We will see you on the other side.
Wanda Wells
March 25, 2016
Truly amazing young man. My love to the Massey family. I will miss Lloyd
Judy Tibbles
March 25, 2016
I remember going to Massey's home for my children's dance classes, and no matter how long the day had been, there was this instant feeling of peace, love, and happiness. Even in work, Lloyd made us laugh, through mentoring and entertaining and just loving, he gave everything his all. His spirit was huge, a presence on it's own, and as we would leave the dance lessons, we would feel so uplifted and inspired. He was 16-17 years old then, and even though he had the personality that could laugh with his students and relate, he also seemed a wise soul, who knew how to uplift a person with a simple phrase or his endearing smile. Going to the Massey's and watching them dance and watching Lloyd work with my son Zachary are very dear memories to all of us, which we will forever cherish. The Massey family always welcomed myself and my husband inside to talk and we always felt nothing but love in the Massey's presence.
Mollie Carey
March 25, 2016
Love & Hugs to the family & friends of Lloyd, he was a great light in this world. I hope that through all the pain you feel his light to warm and comfort your soul.
Bobbie Lamb
March 25, 2016
Love and hugs to all the family and friends. It's just not fair, it's really, really, just not fair.

Lloyd was full of light and happiness, I wish for you to feel his light shining down on you to warm your soul with healing and comfort during this time of sadness.

Bobbie Lamb
March 25, 2016
I ended up meeting him when I was little and my mo. Worked at Sprague I remember him always doing something to help her out or other people out. You will be missed dearly
annamarie simon
March 25, 2016
My life will not be the Same without you. K love you bye ... Inside joke
Jamie Mcnutt
March 25, 2016
So will miss your smile and the way you absolutely enjoyed yourself, no matter the setting or circumstance. Condolences to your family, and to the rest of us who had the pleasure of knowing you. RIP, Lloyd. The world is a smaller place without you.
Kathy Feemster
March 25, 2016
He brought joy to me whenever I saw him dance.
Cherie Ulmer
March 24, 2016
I am so very sorry. My regards and sympathy for Bethany and the whole family. Lloyd shared so much love and vitality with everyone around him.
Jane Berry-Eddings
March 24, 2016
I was so sorry to hear about Lloyds passing in the paper this morning, he was a kind soul and wonderful dancer, he will missed by many. Blessing to your family.
ME Garlington
March 24, 2016
Many wonderful memories of Lloyd when he was in high school. Lots of love, laughter, and what a fantastic role model for working hard and still enjoying what life has to offer. Many blessings and love to the Massey family.
Kristin Andersen
March 24, 2016
This is heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love to the Massey Family.
Julia Cain
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