June 22, 1941 ~ April 18, 2021
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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