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Lawrence B. Massey

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Lawrence B. Massey, 87, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Holy Spirit Hospital.  He was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Loray, NC, and was a son of the late George F. and Jettie (Woodside) Massey.

Larry attended the Cool Springs High School in Statesville, NC and was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.  Larry was onboard the USS LST 213 and the USS Bairoko.  He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.  Larry retired in 1987 from the US Postal Service in Carlisle after 32 years of service.  Larry along with his brother, James, co-founded Massey’s Frozen Custard in Carlisle.  Prior to entering the Navy, Larry worked for the former Beck’s Frozen Custard Co. in Washington, D.C.  Larry was an avid golfer and founded the US Postal Service Carlisle Golf Tournament.  He formerly raced power boats at the Harrisburg Kipona.  Larry also worked at the Washington Redskin’s training camp in Carlisle for several years.  After his retirement from the Postal Service, Larry worked at the Cumberland Golf Club, Mayapple Golf Course, spent the winter months working for the Tomoka Oaks Country Club in Ormond Beach, FL and at the Daytona International Speedway.  Larry was immortalized in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not by accidentally catching a seagull and a shark on the same cast.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Doris (Mentzer) Massey, one son, Larry B. Massey, II of Carlisle, two daughters, Brenda Massey Snyder (and husband, Nathan) of San Diego, CA, Cindy Massey Gardner (and husband, Michael) of Carlisle, five grandchildren; Tanya Keller, Britany Massey, Michael Gardner, Zachary Gardner and Amanda Snyder, three great-grandchildren; Allison Keller, Mark Gardner and Mya Gardner and several nieces and nephews.  Larry was preceded in death by one son, Kirk A. Massey, two brothers; Ed and James Massey and three sisters; Kathleen Rumple, Jessie Forsythe and Mary Gwyn Hoover.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Richard Forsythe officiating.  Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in LeTort Cemetery, Carlisle.  A viewing will be held on Friday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

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Doris & Family - Was so sorry to
hear of your loss. You all will
be in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless all of you at this time
of loss and sorrow.

Doris and family: You have lost a man who loved his family, life and his country. His last years were difficult for all of you but you steadfastly took care of him. I enjoyed and cherish learning of his military service and looking through his compilation of information on his ships and shipmates. His presence at Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies will be missed. Nancy and I extended our sincere condolences on your loss. You and Larry will be in our prayers through these difficult times. With admiration and love, Nancy & Neal

Nancy & Neal Delisanti

To my family, Doris, Brenda, Larry II and Cindy, My prayers are with you. I am sorry for your loss. Peace be with you all in this time of sorrow. I think of you guys often.

Andrea O'Hara

The Werdebach family extends its condolences. Thanks for your military service abroad and your service to the Carlisle community.

Louis Werdebach, Woodbridge VA

Doris - We hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this time and beyond.

Sandy and Tom
(Sandy and Tom Rarick)

Massey family. Sorry to hear of Larry's passing.  Thoughts and prayers are with you. Fellow postal worker.

Paul Heider

Our heartfelt sympathy is with all of you. Sorry we can't be there in person but we are with you in thought and prayer. Love to all.

Don & Sharon Mentzer

Doris and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Larry will be missed, but the love and memories that you all have and share will give you comfort and strength during this sad and difficult time. We, your friends, care deeply for all of you, and we are only a phone call away. Love you!!!!

Lenora Deitch & Cheryl Kuhn

 It's been a long time since I've seen the Massey family, but growing up being best friends with grandaughter Tanya, Mr. & Mrs. Massey welcomed me into their home & treated me like family. My condolences to the whole family. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Stacy Hull (Roth)


Sending you this message to let you know that thoughts of Uncle Larry and your family have not faded but come to mind often. As time continues to pass, may your memories rise above the pain of this loss. Thank you all for making us a part of your lives over the years. Memories of Uncle Larry will never be forgotten.

With never-ending love and continued sympathy,
Wendy and Chris Campbell

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Since 1853
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