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
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
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
& 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.
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.
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
Don & Sharon Mentzer
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.
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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