Terry M. Massie was born on June 22, 1941, in Huntsville, Texas to Tee and Myrtle Massie. Terry received Christ at an early age. He received his formal education at Sam Houston High School in Huntsville, Texas; received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from San Antonio College; attended the University of California San Diego and the University of Texas San Antonio. Terry served in the United States Army for thirty years. He served three tours in Vietnam, was wounded, and he received commendation for his dedication and bravery. He also earned several other medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Air Medal (4), Army Good Conduct Medal, (7th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Overseas Service Ribbon (3), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation Medal and many more accolades. After retiring from the Army, he went to work with the American Red Cross, where he held a regional manager position. Terry departed this life peacefully at home, on April 18, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves to cherish his beautiful memories and to celebrate his life; his loving wife, Darlene; children, LaNiece Charles, Traci Hicks (Randy) and Charles Massie (Cesiley); grandchildren, Kenneth Charles, Jr., Kevin Charles, Randy Hicks (Savannah), Brandon Hicks, Taylor Hicks, Thomas Hicks; great-grandson, Kaleb Cook and sister, Annette Hunnicutt (Charles) and sister-in-law Jacquelyn V. Carroll. He also leaves a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and many caring, loving friends. Terry is preceded in death by his parents Tee and Myrtle, brother Larry Massie and brother-in-law Percy T. Carroll.

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  1. Daddy Massie, as I called him, was a joy to be around. I’m going to miss the many spade games between him, Traci (my sister/best friend), & Randy. Me & Traci won almost all the games :). We had many great times and laughs…..loved you dearly. Prayers and condolences to Darlene, Traci, and the family.

  2. In loving memory of my husband. The day you left and gained your wings, my heart just broke into. I wish you could have stayed with me but heaven needed you. You left me with memories, and I love you dearly still, no matter how much time goes by you know I always will. I cannot bring you back. Although I wish it everyday, but a piece of me went with you the day you went away. You were determined not to quit early in your race. You were a trooper all the way. You fought the good fight, you finished the race. You kept the faith. With God’s love, grace, and mercy, may you rest in peace. Until we meet again. Your loving, caring, dedicated, and devoted wife Darlene Carroll Massie. I love you. I miss you.

  3. We didn’t know Terry long but he was a real inspiration to the neighborhood. He was always a joy to be around and always had a big smile and warm greeting for everyone. He served our country honorably and quickly rose to the top enlisted rank and, no doubt, inspired many soldiers along the way. We were blessed to have him as a friend in our lives and will miss him.

  4. Terry was truly a family man who tried to keep this small family together and my mother helped him get his first job in Houston

  5. Proud to have been a neighbor of Terry, though not for long. Thank You for your service to our Country, I salute you one last time

  6. RIP Terry…me and my Brother Mark ..we loved to talk to you about Crockett and Riverside Tx and all the family memories..man we are going to miss you.

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